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The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Janna Jones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041926
eISBN:
9780813043906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041926.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Past Is a Moving Picture is a cultural analysis of how and why people have rescued, protected, and restored old film and how their efforts have created a massive memory bank of life in the ... More


Film Preservation 1993: Orphans and the Culture Wars

Janna Jones

in The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041926
eISBN:
9780813043906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041926.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter interprets the archival discourse at the 1993 National Film Preservation Board congressional hearings as an indirect outcome of the Culture Wars and the Christian Right's successful ... More


Accessibility, Authenticity, and Anxiety

Janna Jones

in The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041926
eISBN:
9780813043906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041926.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the creation of the American Film Institute (AFI) in the 1960s and the colorization controversy of the 1980s and how these events opened the door to both the potential and the ... More


Confessions of a film restorer

Thomas C. Christensen

in The Translation of Films, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266434
eISBN:
9780191884191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266434.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When restoring a film, the aim is naturally always to provide the definitive version. However, many factors make this an impossible mission. This chapter draws on actual film archival practice and ... More


Introduction

Janna Jones

in The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041926
eISBN:
9780813043906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041926.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The film archive that has sought to preserve the filmic world of the twentieth century is a project that is as nearly complicated as modernity itself. While critics and theorists have necessarily ... More


Past

Renee Hobbs, Liz Deslauriers, and Pam Steager

in The Library Screen Scene: Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges, and Communities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190854317
eISBN:
9780190057534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854317.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The use of film in public libraries has a long history nearly as old as the medium itself—a past we must consider in order to help us better imagine the future of film and media in school, public, ... More


Curating Film Archives

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the definition of film heritage, and investigates the fundamental tasks of film archives. Film heritage could be defined simply as ‘all films made more than five to seven years ... More


Introduction

Alain Kerzoncuf, Charles Barr, and Philip French

in Hitchcock Lost and Found: The Forgotten Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160825
eISBN:
9780813160870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160825.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The authors start by noting the continued intense and wide-ranging interest in Hitchcock and his films. They argue that the sheer range of his work over half a century—covering silent and sound, ... More


The Held Image

Barry Barclay and Jeff Bear

in Our Own Image: A Story of a M?ori Filmmaker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697618
eISBN:
9781452952512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697618.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the function of film and images as tools for preserving memories and cultural identity. Archived images of Maori or Tuhoe elders are rare and should be prized and protected ... More


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