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Gizmo! (1977)

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Compilation of man inventing strange contraptions in the 30's through 50's.

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A documentary about some of the thousands of inventions that did things we never thought needed doing, or in ways we never considered doing them. A respectful, yet humorous tribute to the inventors whose vision, however far-reaching, was just a little off the mark. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Much of the newsreel footage, originally shot without sound, has dialogue dubbed in. A lip reader was hired to figure out what the people were saying in the newsreels, and actors lip-synched the lines. See more »

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Cecil: In the year of 1914, in the month of February, I was coming home from school. And my hands got very cold, and you see and I had no mittens. And I began, of course, pressing them together to get them warm, and that wouldn't do. And pretty soon I began squeezing them, and I was surprised to think I could make a few different sounds. Well then I begin playing everyday, and pretty soon I could play Yankee Doodle clear through. And that was the only tune I could play for three whole years. And next ...
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Written & Sung by Neal Rosengarden
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great documentary
7 March 2003 | by (galveston) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in the 70's (on PBS i believe) and remember laughing out loud at the unlikely inventions offered up with earnestness and enthusiasm by their slightly delusional inventors(before watching them go wrong, horribly wrong). Great b/w vintage footage. Its like America's Funniest Home Video's for The New Yorker readers.


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