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2014-08-15

Charlie Chaplin and The Great War

in commemoration of WW1:
this must be one of the oldest war movies ever (sep. 1918!), with Chaplin as a war hero in this healthy mix of comedy, irony and sarcasm

public domain in archive.org

2014-08-10

gin was already a hype in 1954

This hilarious silent experimental film was made by Koenig, and explored abstract art as it related to alcohol-induced myopia. Filmed in the studio of animators Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart, it was never released, and stars National Film Board of Canada stalwarts Stanley Jackson as the painter, and director Roman Kroitor as the subject.

 
link: https://archive.org/details/TheGreatIllusion1954