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Precious Images (1986)

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A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars", from "Some like it hot" to "E.T.". The ... See full summary »

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A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars", from "Some like it hot" to "E.T.". The incredible short cuts of roughly a second each push the audience into a kind of trance and take them on a journey into their individual memories of great films of the 20th century. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Moved Me To Tears
1 October 2004 | by (East Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this at the Kabuki when I was working there and watching this just pulled me in. The right kind of music covered the various sections (The main title theme of "Psycho" plays over clips of horror and suspense films). Almost 5 yrs. later, I saw it again, and cried a bit on it. It was just as beautiful then as it was 5 yrs before. I wished that I could get a copy of this! This mini history of the films of Hollywood won a richly deserved Oscar. Where else can you see a short in which it gives you the history of the cinema, from the early, silent beginnings to the the color musical and classic eras to the modern (For 1986, anyway)cinema. Wonderful! If you are fortunate, you gotta catch this!


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