Tuesday, 25 February 2020

National Instructional Television Center - "Signs of the Times" (1971)



(via The Hauntological Society)

At first, this seemed too good to be true - like it actually might be an incredibly well-made contemporary artifact.

But it appears to hail from American 1970s public television.

See also

https://archive.org/details/devilsmonstersanddragons

https://archive.org/details/SpacestoLiveIn

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDMe17La2Vj4xTk7Uja1hl8pZbuhrjJyk

Never heard before of "instructional television" as a genre

Thursday, 30 January 2020

The Future of things past 1986

The Future of things past was a Two-part documentary about the customs and traditions of Britain. Directed by Elizabeth Wood. Wassailing, BurryMan, Cheese rolling, Tar Barrel Parade, Apple Trees & Shotguns, Haxy Hood, Hare Pie Scramble, Sailors Hobby Horse, Padstow Mayday, Penny Hedge, Beating the Bounds, Garland day, Turning the Devils Stone, Barrel Rollers. Could there really be any more crammed into this? Def worth a watch.

 

Sunday, 24 November 2019

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Gee Whiz 7

Sneak preview of middle page spread and Gee Whiz No.7 due for publication next year - possible part of a Gee Whiz Compendium of all 7 issues.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

(SITAR MUSIC INTENSIFIES.)



For absolutely no reason other than that they’re great, above are some screen-grabs taken from BFI Flipside’s recent Blu Ray/DVD release of Malcolm Leigh’s ‘Legend of the Witches’ (1970) – primarily from the film’s final half hour, which is definitely the best bit. Recommended viewing, needless to say.