A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »
A hungry mosquito spots and follows a man on his way home. The mosquito slips into the room where the man is sleeping, and gets ready for a meal. His first attempts startle the man and wake him up, but the mosquito is very persistent.
Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears. Holmes initially attempts to ignore the event by ... See full summary »
Based on a fable by Krylov, and other sources: All summer, the grasshopper sings, plays music, and visits with it's friends. Meanwhile, the ant works hard collecting food and building a ... See full summary »
This film started a life long fascination, for silent and 30's -40's films. Really in a way, it changed my view of the world and the past.
When I was 12 years old (32 years ago) I was given a standard 8mm print of "The Hasher's Delirium", by an avid collector and film archive genius named Al Miller. His generosity started an addiction with me that lives on to this day. I started buying 8mm (and later 16mm and super 8) from various sources, Blackhawk films being one of the major ones, especially at the beginning. In analyzing what fascinated these films for me, it was like discovering an archaeological burial. I understand this doesn't happen for many people, but my persistence in promoting silent and early films DID effect some people. Some of which I hadn't seen for years, and recently came up and thanked me for turning them on to the genre. No - the "Hasher's Delirium" is not a great film, but references to Absinthe and the bizarre animation perplexed me to such a degree at that age that it became an obsession, almost frightening, but hypnotic to some one at that formative age. I don't know what would have become obsessed with if it wasn't for that moment when I received that copy. Since then, I was in the Denver paper for meeting and kissing Lillian Gish. I have an extensive collection on celluloid and video. I also collect autographs and memorabilia - and have spent much time studying the early days of film. To me - it is a peephole into a time that is long gone, and will never be again. It is a great tragedy that films are deteriorating and destroyed, because it is like visual history slipping through our hands through apathy and negligence.
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