Christmas

Happy Holidays Everyone! I know some of you may not celebrate Christmas, and eventually I hope to have stock footage available for ANY denomination. It just so happens that I have initial access to X-mas decorations. This is fortunately one of my more timely posts. I am happy to be able to get this one up before the actual date. You'll see when I am finally able to upload the Halloween stuff I shot in October. Hope this helps!

In 1936, director William Cameron Menzies, editor William Hornbeck, and composer Sir Arthur Bliss, pooled their considerable talents and created what is possibly (at least, I think) the most powerful two minutes and 22 seconds ever put on film -- the prophetic montage from Alexander Korda's "Things To Come." It is an exercise in contrasts between war and peace. How can this clip fit into your anti-war project? Let your imagination run away with you. The entire film may be found here: http://www.archive.org/details/ThingstoCome

Life in the 50's with the Glasco Family. One of the fun things to do back in the 8mm days was to get the family together and watch your Home Movies. One of the un-fun things to do was watch someone else's.... Note: The white cap I am wearing was because of ringworm of the scalp. Back then they put white adhesive tape on my head and ripped all my hair out by the roots. And yes, it did hurt very, very much. This process was repeated several times. January 2012 -- Much to my surprise this film has been used in 4 music videos all from Europe. All four video's are on Youtube.

The 15th in Fleischer Studios' Color Classics series of cartoons, in which orphans receive defective Christmas presents, and Professor Grampy comes to the rescue.

Santa needs Rudolph's help on Christmas Eve. Mystic Nights Videos

Fine 1950's film short that uses silhouette animation to tell the Christmas story. Made by legendary German animator Lotte Reiniger who was responsible for the 1926 film The Adventures Of Prince Achmed; considered by some as the first feature length animated film.

The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Christmas

A bizarre flick from Mexico translated by K. Gordon Murray for children's matinees, in which Santa Claus is the envy of the CIA and avoids child labor laws by keeping his slaves in an orbital castle over the North Pole. Currently #44 on IMDB's Bottom 100 of worst films, beating out "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" by a wide margin. From everything I've heard, it's PD in Mexico, too, so the GATT monster didn't get this one!

Three ghosts try to help two young lovers whom they knew when alive in this Christmas classic. IMDb

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