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Gizmo! (1977)

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

Director:

Howard Smith

Writers:

Kathleen Cox (narration written by), Nicholas Hollander (narration written by) | 1 more credit »

Star:

Milt Moss
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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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G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1979 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Gizmo See more »

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Production Co:

High Wire Production See more »
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Mono
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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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Narrator: [Dedication] This movie is dedicated to all those inventive people who tried to do the impossible and succeeded. It is also dedicated to those cravers, who have the heart of crane in life. Because never before would pursuit of genius, of inventive type, with the crib of sworn-in nine. In life itself, men are said to laugh, or he has his foot in the crane sign. But in hearts anew we know, that praise of quorites is the important. Fingers of the hand are signed, in 1914.
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Written by Bruce Roberts & Edgar Brontman Jr.
Sung by Bruce Roberts
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charming,delightful a real insperration!
23 January 2001 | by swampgirlusSee all my reviews

I absolutely LOVED this movie! Some of the inventions really cracked me up.My favorite scenes were the buildings being blown up.It looked like they were shrinking.I wonder what that weird liquid was and why the people were dry when they climbed out of it.What was the deal with the guy at the very beginning of the movie making farting noises with his hands.Just how was that supposed to help mankind?Anyway the scenes with people trying to fly was my second favorite.This movie lets you know that everyone messes up once and awhile and you shouldn't give up!


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