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Books In Browsers 2010 Day 2

9:05  Bob Stein of If:Book Bob Stein of If:Book showing the value of the conversation around books and how this has been proven in previous generations. 9:39 Richard Nash, ThinkCursor.com, on how discoverability begins with the writer.  Writers! yay! 10:18 … Continue reading

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Robert Altman's early career

Robert Altman has died at 81. He began his career working at Kansas City, Missouri’s famed industrial film factory, the Calvin Company. As one of the Archive’s knowledgeable posters, “Mr.,” states, he made a number of sponsored films before his … Continue reading

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Remembering Sid Davis

Sid Davis, chronicler of childhood menace and jeopardy, has died at 90. Sid was one of the most distinctive independent filmmakers who entered the nontheatrical film field following World War II. Throughout his career, he expressed concern for the safety … Continue reading

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Election Day in the U.S.

While you wait for the results, check out two films from the Prelinger collection: Tuesday in November (1945), a U.S. Office of War Information production, shows the election process and argues that American democracy is so robust that we can … Continue reading

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And Thanksgiving's creeping up, too

One of many great films made by the Centron folks in Lawrence, Kansas, A Day of Thanksgiving (1951) tells the story of a working-class family who can’t afford a holiday turkey dinner. Instead of stuffing themselves, they decide to think … Continue reading

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