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Entries from September 22nd, 2010

Max Fleischer Teaching Student Officers to Read Maps

September 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · American cinema, Animation history and criticism, Documentary films, Filmmakers

The above article from the December 1918 issue of Popular Science is about how a training film produced by “the Training Division of the War College, Mr. Max Fleischer, a former member of the Popular Science Monthly staff, devised for the General Staff the system that we illustrate.” During World War I Max Fleischer was […]

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Sam Kula

September 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Film and television archives, Film history and criticism

Sam Kula, the Director  of  the National Archives of Canada’s Audiovisual Archives from 1973-1989, who died of cancer on  September 8th, is someone I’m proud to have known and worked with him. I first met Sam when we were both graduate students at the University of Southern California’s Division of Cinema back in the 1960s, […]

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Film Histories, Part 1

September 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Animation history and criticism, Film history and criticism, Television history and criticism

This is the first in a series of posts in which I will evaluate some of the one-volume histories of film in English. Nominally, it will be from my perspective of their suitability of their use in the classroom, particularly those I teach on the undergraduate and graduate level at the Savannah College of Art […]

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