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Fairy Tales books on Archive

Fairy tale is a fictional story that usually features folkloric characters (such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, witches, giants, and talking animals) and enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events. The Internet Archive highlighted seven fairy tale books with … Continue reading

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Flickr announces The Commons

Flickr Blog announced The Commons: a pilot project created in partnership with The Library of Congress.The Library team contributed choosing around 1500 photos from their most popular collections to share on Flickr. The result is presented in two incredible photosets: … Continue reading

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Triumph of the Will

Thanks to politics of Germany in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and the Nazi dislike for independent thought, Germany lost a huge number of intellectuals, artists and scientists to other countries, specially the U.S.. In cinema, the list of directors, actors … Continue reading

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News Sketches

The Austrian-American animator Max Fleischer and his brother Dave Fleischer made an amazing contribution to the history of animation. Max created the Rotoscoping process of animation, founded the Fleischer Studios with his brother and left us a wonderful group of … Continue reading

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Ikiru on-line

Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, also knwon as To Live, is on-line at Google Video with English subtitles and it has also already been posted at Videos with Bibi. This film, as other Japanese films made before 1953, is in the public … Continue reading

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Sergei M. Eisenstein

The Russian / soviet cinema made a huge contribution to cinema language with its theories, developed in the 1920’s. Universal cinema learned a lot with the edition of the experimental documentary films of Dziga Vertov, specially with The Man with … Continue reading

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Private Life of a Cat

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The Art of Caricaturing

Caricature is the art of excess by excellence. It’s a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. The cartoonist chose the memorable characteristic of person to be portrayed … Continue reading

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Rashomon in Public Domain

Some people said the best film in public domain available at Internet Archive is Fritz Lang’s M (M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder). I don’t know, I love the Einsenstein’s masterpiece Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin). And now there is … Continue reading

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Vintage Chevrolet Cartoons

The Prelinger Archives, at Internet Archive, contains nearly 2,000 ephemeral (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. Ephemeral film, as defined by film archivist Rick Prelinger, is film made for a specific purpose other than as a work of art: the … Continue reading

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