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Category Archives: Film Closet
Tarkovsky, Andrei; Stalker (2006) (orig. 1979) DESCRIPTION: “Since its release in 1979, Stalker has inspired filmmakers as diverse as David Lynch and Steven Spielberg and ensnared audiences in a labyrinth of striking imagery revealing the familiar in the strange, the poetic in … Continue reading
12 Weeks to Survival Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT), (ca.1970.) Notes: Part of the ICI’s extensive film strip collection; filmstrip lacks narrative text; context of title unknown. ICI LOCATION: Ephemera Kabinett ICI HISTORY: APOCALYPSE rhizome on the Laboratory Blog (07/15) Accession Number: ICI-21450 … Continue reading
The Urban Crisis Film Strip, Visual Education Consultants, Inc. (ca. 1970s). Producers Summary: “Examines how urban areas have had a significant impact on everyday life and continue to do so today.” Notes: Part of the Institute’s extensive filmstrip collection. ICI … Continue reading
The World Food Crisis Visual Education Consultants, Inc., 1975. Producers Summary: “Discusses the world food crisis caused by the growing world population and how to cope with it with methods such as population control, greater economic development, and innovations in … Continue reading
Saudi Arabia You Discover, Inc., 1953. Producer’s Summary: “Captioned photographs are used to describe the geographical characteristics of Saudi Arabia and the medieval way of life of the people prior to the discovery of oil resources in the country. Surveys … Continue reading
Establishing Social Life in a Wilderness Society for Visual Educational, Inc., 1957. Producer’s Summary: “Describes life in the several Colonies, and discusses the economic and political relationships that existed between England and the Colonies.” Notes: Part of the ICI’s extensive … Continue reading
A New World and A New Hope Society for Visual Educational, Inc., 1957. Producer’s Summary: “Describes the events that led to the discovery of America, and shows the rapid development in the New World following its discovery.” Notes: Part of … Continue reading
The New Stone Age Society for Visual Educational, Inc., 1956. Accession Number: 21445 Summary: Shows how, with a more highly developed social and economic organization, man ceased being primarily a hunter and became a farmer. Includes examples of ‘new stone … Continue reading
Fraction Facts Eye Gate House, Inc., 1955. Accession Number: 21412 Summary: Illustrates two types of fractions, common and decimal, and explains that common fractions are made up of proper and improper fractions.