Perversion for Profit

A short film brought to attention by the Prelinger Archives, an enormous online depository of ephemeral films which existed for years before the advent of youtube. Besides viewing the films on the site, you can download them in a variety of formats. Be warned, the archive also is in possession of the dreaded, horrible Experiments in the Revival of Organisms, if you dare to take the plunge. Remember, you can never un-watch it.

If you live in LA, see Mr. Prelinger give a presentation of films from his collection this weekend. From the writeup:

Beginning in the 1980s, archivist Rick Prelinger traveled around the U.S. in a van, visiting local schools, public libraries and private collectors, and accumulated perhaps the country’s largest collection of “ephemeral” works – industrial and sponsored films, home movies, educational films and commercials, and more. Over the years his Prelinger Archives has amassed a cult following, part of which is due to the magnetic personality of Prelinger himself, who finds ways to contextualize the films in his collection that are evocative and inspiring.

Details here.

1 comment:

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