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History Brought to Life (1950)

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This short turns the spotlight on studio research departments. They are responsible for assuring that the sets, costumes, and props are as accurate as possible for the period in which the ... See full summary »

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This short turns the spotlight on studio research departments. They are responsible for assuring that the sets, costumes, and props are as accurate as possible for the period in which the film takes place. This includes a broad range of subjects, such as Biblical epics, historical novels, biographies of the famous and not-so-famous, and contemporary drama. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Badly in need of film restoration is this grainy print...
1 June 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the low rating is due to the atrocious print shown on TCM of this ten minute short produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille, who took no credit for his services.

The murky print barely has time to dwell on any of the film footage it uses from various films. The screen actually turns white during a segment from Laurence Olivier's HAMLET, the blotchiest of all the film clips used. Equally murky footage from famous films like MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY and other historical epics makes the short almost unwatchable.

DeMille's commentary is obvious, not enlightening, and the whole short subject looks like it hasn't been restored since it was made more than half a century ago. It's hard to believe the Academy hasn't bothered to restore it by now or that a better print wasn't available to TCM.

Not worth commenting on, really.


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