September 14th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

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March 4th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

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December 7th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Published on Oct 6, 2015

If you like this video, please support these film preservation charities:
The British Film Institute, https://www.bfi.org.uk/filmisfragile/
The George Eastman Museum, http://eastman.org/donate
The Film Foundation, http://www.film-foundation.org/donation

My inspiration came from What’s the Mashup? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmnSm…) but I didn’t manage 100! The idea was to do the same for movies from the Golden Age – meaning no title later than 1953 (although there is one at the end.) Oh, and none of these clips was sped up or slowed down.

If you like the clips, go buy the movies on DVD! And the song on Google Play or iTunes!

And thanks also to IMDB, clipconverter.cc and Nero Video.

Turn on subtitles to find out the film names.

PS. I write books as well. Here’s two very reasonably priced ones about movies:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Light-Afflict…
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Halliwells-Ho…

Music

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (AmazonMP3iTunes)

 

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September 14th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

There is a place where all fictional characters meet. . Outside of time, Outside of all logic, This place is known as HELL’S CLUB, But this club is not safe.

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July 31st, 2015 by Michael Sauers

A 1940 silent film promoting the services of Lincoln City Libraries.

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July 11th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

This excellent documentary is now available for purchase @ www.tdoslwh.com. And, thanks to my Kickstarter contribution, there I am in the credits!

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March 13th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

It’s A Wonderful Life has become a holiday tradition bolstered by near constant plays on television as the film fell into the public domain in 1975. But in the 90s, a studio would regain control over the film and put copyright to the test.

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December 31st, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Under the law that existed until 1978 . . . Works from 1958

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The films Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Gigi, the books Things Fall Apart, Our Man in Havana, and The Once and Future King, great music, and more. . .

Current US law extends copyright for 70 years after the date of the author’s death, and corporate “works-for-hire” are copyrighted for 95 years after publication. But prior to the 1976 Copyright Act (which became effective in 1978), the maximum copyright term was 56 years—an initial term of 28 years, renewable for another 28 years. Under those laws, works published in 1958 would enter the public domain on January 1, 2015, where they would be “free as the air to common use.” Under current copyright law, we’ll have to wait until 2054.1 And no published works will enter our public domain until 2019. The laws in other countries are different—thousands of works are entering the public domain in Canada and the EU on January 1.

Get the full list @ Center for the Study of the Public Domain.

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December 14th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

I saw Citizenfour last weekend and I’m at a loss as to why this film was rated R. At least one theatre felt the same and did something about it:

Citizenfour, the acclaimed Laura Poitras documentary about Edward Snowden, has been given an R rating by the notoriously corrupt and opaque MPAA ratings board (see This Film Is Not Yet Rated).

The IFC Center theater in New York City isn’t having any of it, and has posted a notice inviting high-school age patrons to come, especially those who might vote in the next election.

Citizenfour rating

Read the full article @ BoingBoing.

P.S. GO SEE THIS FILM!

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