One night bored with Trump trash on CNN, I googled a movie I love: 'The 39 Steps', and '1939', 'movie', 'youtube'. A whole bunch of little boxes with a scene from the movie, the title, and the lengths popped up on the screen. Some were short previews, others were the whole movie. I clicked one. Pay-dirt. And a sidebar of other choices. I watched this early Hitchcock movie with a glass of wine. And thought, WOW, I can see this again and again... After that, I found a whole slew of my favorite Hitchcock's, including 'Rear Window'. When it got up to a triple-feature day, I thought it was time for rehab.
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Now we're working on a new project: we plan to use film clips that are in the public domain. I found out a lot of new-ish movies available because they failed to renew copyrights. When hen I search by genre, I get a list from A to Z. For most tech-savvy users this must sound like first grade ABCs. Or even kindergarten. But for me who bangs away on my mac and gets into a mess, it's practically a bloody miracle. By a lucky stroke, I learned how to find film (some classics) from the Golden Age (mid-thirties – mid-fifties). And make new videos out of old movies. EUREKA!
Next week: ROBOT WARS; San Francisco Strikes Back