Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Secrets of Silent-Film Footage Found Buried in the Earth

I love when silent films are found, as they tend to be found in the most interesting places: Attics, yard sales...and now in the frozen tundra of the Yukon.

From the New Yorker's Facebook page:

In 1978, a construction worker in Dawson City was excavating the site of a new recreation center when he discovered reels of film poking out from the hard-packed terrain.

The result is a film from Bill Morrison, "Dawson City: Frozen Time," that looks at the surviving films and reconstructs the extraordinary arcs of political and cultural history that are latent in them.

Myself, I'd love to know what films were found and if they're available, but nonetheless the film sounds interesting.


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