Friday, May 05, 2017

Movies Are Adventure (The Nitrate Picture Show)

Harold Lloyd's Safety Last is included in the compilation of Movies Are Adventure.

Jack Hively, US 1948
Print source: Academy Film Archive, Los Angeles
Running time: 10 minutes
About the print: The print is in excellent condition, with only slight printed-in framing issues. Shrinkage: 0.6%
About the film: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences produced this short advertising the magic of the movies.
The Nitrate Picture Show, George Eastman Museum, Dryden Theatre, 5 May 2017

AA: A film promoting "the magic chair" which can take us from the ordinary to the extraordinary in an instant ‒ the cinema seat. The chariot race in Ben-Hur. King Kong on top of the Empire State Building. Valentino as a sheik abducting a Western woman. The power of identification even in scenes of earthquakes, hurricanes, Zeppelin disasters, and atomic bombs. Harold Lloyd caught in a chase against time in Safety Last. A stagecoach chased by Indians in Monument Valley. An elephant stampede in a Tarzan movie. The bravado of Douglas Fairbanks in The Three Musketeers. Chaplin in The Gold Rush.

Good visual quality.

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