Culturally | Historically | Aesthetically
The National Film Registry is the record of America's past on film. In five minute-ish episodes, Klaus at Gunpoint is looking at the topics of the Registry, not only those films that are on the Registry, but also those that should be on, and the meaning of the Registry as a whole. You can send comments or suggestions for future episodes to Chris
Episode 36 - Serene Velocity
A strange hallway...
Episode 35 - Powers of Ten
A deep and broad look at the Universe by the Eames. One of the most spiritual films ever made about scientific theory!
Episode 34 - Airplane!
We look at the classic Zucker-Abrams-Zucker film Airplane!
Episode 33 - Birth of a Nation
One of the most controversial films on the Registry, and one that gives us a lot to think about when it comes to how Film Historians and The Registry should think about presenting American racism.
Episode 32 - The 1984 Apple Macintosh Commercial
The most famous commercial ever made, and one of the most expensive. It's a legendary piece of filmmaking, and it should be listed, right?
Episode 31 - Atomic Cafe
A film that is not on the Registry, but needs to be, is Atomic Cafe, a compilation film that makes us look at our Atomic paranoia!
Episode 30 - Sports & The Registry
One area that the Registry might not do as well as it should is the fact that it doesn't give us much in the way of sports. We talk about potential additions and what's there already!
Episode 29 - They Call It Pro Football
NFL Film's only entry on the Registry starts a look at how the Registry seems to over-look critical aspects of American Culture when it comes to sports.
Episode 28 - Able Edwards
We look at the 2004 film Able Edwards and argue that "Technically" might be a worthy addition to "Culturally, Historically, Aesthetically."
Episode 27 - Top Gun
The perfect 1980s movie! Chris talks about... stuff. Also, volleyball
Episode 26 - Ghostbusters
We take a look at why Ghostbusters, which was listed for 2015, is a surprising, if totally deserving, pick for the Registry!
Episode 25 - Avant Garde & Computer Animation
The effect of the Avant Garde on Computer is explored, and it makes ya wonder what the Registry should be adding in this space!
Episode 24 - The Fall of the House of Usher
The Poe classic re-told in a gorgeous American Avant Garde film by James Sibley Watson.
Episode 23 - Film 3 - Interwoven
Harry Smith's fantastic abstract animation that is on the National Film Registry, as a part of Early Abstractions, powers us into the last two days of American Avant Garde week!
Episode 22 - OffOn
American Avant Garde week looks at Scott Barlett's legendary combination of video and film OffOn!
Episode 21 - Empire
The American Avant Garde Week would be nothing without Andy Warhol! Here, we look at the film Empire which is a single eight-hour static shot! You can find more on Empire at http://www.moma.org/collection/works/89507.
Episode 20 - nostalgia
We look at Hollis Frampton's legendary Avant Garde film!
Episode 19 - Rose Hobart
American Avant Garde week continues! Looking at Joseph Cornell's legendary fanvid/avant garde masterpiece!
Episode 18 - The Life and Death of 9413 - A Hollywood Extra
American Avant-Garde week begins with a film that looks deeply into the soul of what Hollywood does to people!
Episode 17 - Toy Story
You want a major event in the history of animation, and one of the most deserving entries onto the Registry? Toy Story represents nothing less than the re-invention of animation.
Episode 16 - LA Confidential
LA Confidential and Titanic are always gonna be tied together by the year they were released, but here's why LA Confidential was way better!
Episode 15 - Lost Films
Lost Films are not eligible for the National Film Registry. Does this mean there are gaps in the Registry, and if so, are there ways to plug them?
Episode 14 - A National Television Registry?
Does America need a National Television Registry? Chris says it does and he talks a bit about why.
Episode 13 - The Zapruder Film
We look at The Zapruder film, JFK, and what that home movie meant to a generation.
Episode 12 - Pleasantville
What should be on the Registry? Pleasantville, that's what!
Episode 11 - Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse
Historically is the focus this time, and the way that the footage of the Tacoma Narrows collapse has changed engineering is a great example of what the Registry should recognise!
Episode 10 - 1989
We look at the first list of additions to the National Film Registry and what they say abou tthe founding ideals of the list!
Episode 9 - The Blair Witch Project (1999)
One of the most influential horror films of all-time, and one of the most profittable films ever made, and one that changed how movies were marketed forever.
Episode 8 - Hardware Wars and Fan Films (1978)
We look at what's a Fan Film, and why Hardware Wars should be on the National Film Registry.
Episode 7 - Topic - Home Movies
Films that aren't made for theatres have a place within the Registry, and more certainly should!
Episode 6 - Should Be Listed: Stop Making Sense (1984)
Quite simply the best concert film of all-time, and it's not on the Registry. Why does it deserve to be? Find out here!
Episode 5 - The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair (1939)
We look at Westinghouse's legendary corporate film! You can read more about this entry at http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/the-middleton-family-a-the-new-your-worlds-fair-1939/ and http://klausatgunpoint.weebly.com/uploads/1/5/7/1/15715530/klaus3.pdf
Episode 4 - Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980)
Les Blank's legendary documentary that helps to illuminate the rise of American Foodie culture!
Episode 3 - A Computer Animated Hand (1972)
Ed Catmull and Fred Parke's legendary animation of a hand done in 1972. We discuss the history of computer images, and what they mean.
Episode 2 - Dream of the Rarebit Fiend (1906)
A look at Edwin S. Porter's adaptation of Winsor McCay's comic strip, a look at Fantasy v. Reality in early film, and what it all means.
Episode 1 - Registry - A Podcast Introduction
What is the National Film Registry, and why a Podcast about it?
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