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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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Educational Films
by CRM Films
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Visits Le Musee Balzac and highlights the life and works of French author Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), who deplored social injustice and satirized the ambitious bourgeoisie in his Comedie Humaine. Includes a scene from Le Colonel Chabert performed by Raimu and an excerpt from the film Pere Goriot starring Pierre Larguet. From the Ici la France series. French dialogue Summary A French language film. Balzac's life and his fight against the social injustices of his age are discussed by Sorbonne...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850, Novels, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Dubreil, Paul
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favorite 6

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Ceremonial Pipes ./ia ryInterprets the symbolism and traditions of the sacred ceremonial pipe. Shows the making of an altar to WahKon - Tah, the center of the pipe as a symbol of communion and a pledge of honor and trust. Presents specimen historic an. prehistoric pipes from the University of Oklaoma museum. University of Oklahoma museum. Considers continuing changes in language and continuing efforts to standardize English. Examines the reasons for language change.
Topic: Algebra, Abstract
Educational Films
by Crawley Films Ltd
movies

eye 931

favorite 19

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Discusses the child's major emotions--fear, curiosity, anger, jealousy, and joy--and points out the principal characteristics of each. An inside look at China working towards the goal of becoming a superpower by the year 2000 via education as the key to modernization. Filmed in Peking, on a rural commune in central China, and in the industrial northeast region, Jack Reynolds interviews Vice Premier Fang Yi and the president of Peking University, as well as students, workers, and peasants.
Ephemeral VHS
by House of Dior
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eye 861

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Christian Dior Fashion show  for Summer 2000.   Paris, France.  
Topics: vhs, French Fashion
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Leenhardt, Roger; Films Roger Leenhardt-Multimedia Audiovisual (Firme)
movies

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favorite 5

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Titre de la version anglaise: Daguerre : the birth of photography
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Topics: Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé, 1787-1851, Niépce, Nicéphore, 1765-1833, Photographie
Educational Films
by Crama, Nico; International Film Bureau
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Produced by Nico Crama
Topics: Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879, French wit and humor, Pictorial, Social conditions
Educational Films
by McGraw-Hill Books
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Discusses the life and works of Emile Zola and his influence on events in his time. Provides practice in aural comprehension Summary A French language film. Studies Zola's approach to literature and social problems. Explains the sc.entific implications in his novel series, Les RougonMacquart, and Zola's Defense of Captain Dreyfus, a Jew unjustly accused of treason.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zola, Émile, 1840-1902, French language, Literature, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by McGraw-Hill Books
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Describes the life and work of François Villon. Provides practice in aural comprehension Summary A French language film. Describes the double career of Francois Villon, poet and gangster. Selections of Villon's work, including 'BALLADS DES PENDUS' and 'LE GRAND TESTAMENT, ARE RECITED AND SUNG. POINTS OUT RECURRENT THEMES IN VILLON'S POETRY, SUCH AS THE BODY - SPIRIT CONFLICT.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Villon, François, 1431-1463, French language, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by International Film Foundation
movies

eye 5,109

favorite 25

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French title: Le Village--un village
Topics: Manners and customs, Travel
Ephemeral VHS
by Jean Paul Gaultier
movies

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favorite 3

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Jean Paul Gaultier's Summer 2000 fashion show in Paris.
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Topics: vhs, French Fashion
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Resnais, Alain, 1922-2014; Duras, Marguerite
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In French, with English titles Director, Alain Resnais; writer, Marguerite Duras Summary Features use of film techniques interweaving past and pres./i in the story of an affair between a Japanese architect and a French actress, years after the bombing of Hiroshima. Based on the novel by Marguerite Duras.
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Hiroshima Mon Amour, Educational Film, Foreign films, Motion pictures, French,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Etaix, Pierre, 1928-; Carrière, Jean Claude; Claudon, Paul; International Film Bureau; Centro di addestramento e perfezionamento per gli addetti al commercio
movies

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favorite 9

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Lydia Binaghi, Laurence Gallimard, Gabriel Blonde, [Pierre Etaix]
Educational Films
by Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944
movies

eye 902

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Johnny Appleseed: A Legend of Frontier Life SummaryDiscusses the life of Johnny Appleseed who./anted to improve the world for all living creatures. A story about Johnny Lingo, who bargains for a wife according to the tradition of the island, is used to show the self-worth of an individual is augmented by love and esteem. Grade level: grade school through college adult. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage...
Topics: FOLKLORE., Biography., Frontier and Pioneer Life.
Educational Films
by CRM Films
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An overview of French humour. Interviews Pierre Danino and Rene Lefevre; discusses satirical newspapers such as Le Canard Enchaine, cartoons, and the Chansonnieres; and shows examples of movie humor. From the Ici la France series. French dialogue
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, French wit and humor
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by CRM Films
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Study of French family life provides the opportunity for a better understanding of French culture as well as for practice in aural comprehension, pronunciation, and oral recitation of French
Topic: French language
Educational Films
by Sechan, Edmond. drt; Marc, Marie. cst; Goudard, Georges. pht; Delattre, Guy. pht; Centro di addestramento e perfezionamento per gli addetti al commercio
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Musical soundtrack with no dialogue [Director, Edmond Sechan] ; photography, Guy Delattre, Georges Goudard ; music, Francis Seyrig ; editor, A. Werlin Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Tells how a wispy old woman cultivates a potted string bean plant with a tender devotion akin to love and plants it in a row of blossoming white shrubs in the Jardin de Tuilleries.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Beans, Gardening, Short films, Devotion, Love
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Butor, Michel
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Michel Butor, professor of literature at the University of Geneva and one of France's foremost contemporary writers, historian Georges Duby, and art historian Andre Chastel conduct an interdisciplinary seminar on Butor's Essais sur les Essais, a seminal work on Montaigne. Illustrates Butor's manieriste thesis, showing examples from painting, sculpture, and environmental design. French dialogue
Topics: Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592, Essais (Montaigne, Michel de), French literature
Educational Films
movies

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En français / In French À la demande du comité d'histoire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, se rend sur les lieux où des milliers d'hommes, de femmes et d'enfants ont perdu la vie. Il s'agit d'Orianenbourg, Auschwitz, Dachau, Ravensbruck, Belsen, Neuengamme, Struthof. Avec Jean Cayrol et l'aide de documents d'archives, il retrace le lent calvaire des déportés. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death...
Topics: Films From Prominent Directors, Prejudice and Civil Rights., World War II., Germany., French...
Educational Films
by National Film Board of Canada
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Illuminates the grace, beauty, and movement of the classical ballet form through the use of strobe-like or multi-image patterns. Features Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Illumina.es the grace and movement of classical ballet form through the use of strobe - like or multi - image patterns. Features Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Ballet, Experimental films, Experimental photography, Film as art
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Disdéri, André-Adolphe-Eugène, 1819-1889; Camarsac, Lafon de
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Educational Films
by Latouche, Henri de, 1785-1851
movies

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As she starts out to write a story about an eighty-seven-year-old social services center director and ends up writing about a nineteen-year-old boxer. Madeleine discovers that the young boxer and the image of the American Dream he represents are more complicated than she had first realized and in these complications finds the key to the form of her story. Demonstrates the need to discover purpose for writing. From the Writers Writing series. Directed and produced by Charlotte Zwerin. An...
Topics: Journalism., Composition And Exercises., English Language, Creative Writing.
Educational Films
by Back, Frédéric, 1924-2013
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"The film All Nothing is an allegory portraying humankind's desire to appropriate all of nature's beauty and resources. For too long, we have held the mistaken belief that the world was created entirely for our benefit. As countless plant and animal species become extinct, our generous planet has little left to offer: clean water and lush forests are becoming increasingly rare. The film ends, however, on a positive note: Frédéric Back cherishes the hope that future generations will...
Topics: Ecology, Environmental protection, animation
Educational Films
by Films de la Pléiade, Paris. [from old catalog]
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Encyclopédie de Paris, no. 5
Topic: Bibliothèque nationale (France)
Educational Films
by Laguionie, Jean-François, 1939- direction; Alrand, Pierre, music; Films Paul Grimault; Sterling Educational Films, inc
movies

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Musique, Pierre Alrand
Educational Films
by Molière, 1622-1673. Bourgeois gentilhomme; CRM Films
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Offers a brief history of the Comedie-Francaise, founded in 1680 by Louis XIV. Includes an interview with General Administrator Maurice Escande and points out that the repertoire consists of the complete works of Corneille, Racine, and Moliere, as well as modern playwrights. Actors Louis Seigwer and Georges Chambarat perform a scene from Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. From the Ici la France series. French dialogue Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Comédie-Française, French language, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington. Radio and Television Services; Indiana University, Bloomington. African Studies Program; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Performed in French with English subtitles and an English introduction
Topics: Drama., French language., Drama- Technique.
Educational Films
by Normandy, Georges (Georges Ch.), b. 1882
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Illustrates the restoration and rehabilitation of unused industrial structures through before-and-after stills of the conversion of a grain silo complex into apartments and a factory into a school. Considers esthetic achievement, heritage preservation, and savings in cost and time as the values of such projects. Produced by John Karol.
Topic: Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893
Educational Films
by Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934; Macmillan Films
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Originally released under the title Zero de conduite
Topic: Boarding schools