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The spot for Computer Graphics research in the 1960s, several films are worthy of inclusion on the registry as an example of the technical and artistic state-of-the-art.
The work of Lillian Schwartz, Ken Knowlton, E.E. Zajak, and various others all helped create the world of scientific and creative arts we know today. There are several pieces that deserve potential inclusion on the National Film Registry
If I ever put together a Best of Cinequest Shorts - 2002 to 2015, it'll be a fascinating program. From wild fantasies to science fiction marvels, to subtle dramas, and most important to me, Documentaries, it would be amazing. One film that would feature heavily on it is American Homes, one of those films that had an unknowing unfair advantage going into our selection process.
The best way to get me to back your film onto the program is to give us a film about one of my secret passions. Every year we get wrestling films, my most public passion, but send a movie about ghost towns, or Redwood trees, or smoked meat and your odds are much improved. Architecture is one of those passions. From the time I was a kid, I wanted to build houses, arenas, skyscrapers, and later, museums. I still do that. I tried making models, and drawings, but I have no talent in that arena, and thus it remained a hidden passion. When i first saw American Homes, an animated documentary that uses a book of the same name as the source work to present line drawings, simple animation, and the voices of prominent figures in the world of Architecture. It is simple, and that's not at all a knock; it is that simplicity that allows us to take in the two entirely disconnected streams and turn it into a single experience.
The film isn't online, but you can see a trailer at http://americanhomesfilm.com/.
Klaus at Gunpoint
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