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Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra, The

Date produced: 1927

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Florey

Slavko Vorkapich

Description:

"Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich created one of the most creative (particularly in light of its reputed $97 budget) and bleakest of the early avant-garde films. Photographed by Gregg Toland, who would become best known for his work on "Citizen Kane," the film is the time-worn tale of a movie extra (Jules Raucort) marginalized by one casting director after another until he's seen only as a number symbolically appearing on his forehead. The ultra simplistic sets and props, made of toys and cardboard buildings projected like shadows, help to create intricate German Expressionistic cityscapes reminiscent at times of "Metropolis." " National Film Registry.


Josephine’s Dream

Date produced: 1962

Filmmaker(s):

Ramon Galindo

Description:

"This amateur film from Ramon Galindo is titled 'Josephine’s Dream' and uses home movie footage and special effects to tell a story. A girl is reading in her bedroom when she falls asleep and begins dreaming of going to the rodeo, a dream sequence we can see through Galindo’s use of special effects. The film then takes us to a rodeo in Austin in 1962, capturing scenes of bucking broncos, calf roping, lasso tricks, bareback bullriding, rodeo clowns, horse tricks, and, most notably, a performance by actor and singer Michael Landon. Landon sings with a trio of cowboy guitarists, likely performing his 1957 single 'Gimme a Little Kiss (Will 'Ya' Huh)' that was rereleased in 1962 to capitalize on his newfound fame in his role as Little Joe Cartwright on the television series 'Bonanza'." Texas Archive of the Moving Image.


Be Beautiful?

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Cyrus Pinkham

Description:

"Dramatic short of a frumpy woman's dream of the alternate course her life might take were she a beauty." oldfilm.org


Gold

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Morris H. Aldersmith

Description:

"Gold for the excellent trick work in its dream sequence in which a young boy imagines, in a neatly feathered "balloon" above his head, the adventures he is about to have in the forest" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 36.


Heartbeat

Date produced: 1962

Filmmaker(s):

Theo Sheppard

Description:

"Something has induced the man in the film into a nightmare accompanied by wind-blown Venetian slats, moving windows, turning door knobs, footsteps, and music to stir the emotions - all to the punishment of the victim and the excitement of the viewing audience" PSA Journal, Oct. 1962, 35


Morning After, The

Date produced: 1961

Filmmaker(s):

Hugh Thompson

Description:

"As the title may indicate, the main character had too much to drink. He responds to a dream of nightmarish proportions and finds things quite confusing. Finally, awakened, he finds the physical surroundings not much different. It all adds to the confusion of a morning after" PSA Journal, Oct. 1961, 48.


Flight to Fantasy

Date produced: 1961

Filmmaker(s):

Llloyd J. Sullivan

Description:

"Mother gives Junior a model airplane kit and immediately, he sets about the task of assembly while Dad works on the opposite side of the table editing motion pictures. During the night, Junior goes into a dream sequence of flying his airplane. Later he flies his toy in a local contest and wins the big prize. A likely event in the life of a boy" PSA Journal, Oct. 1961, 48.


Catnap

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Jack Pashkovsky

Description:

"Mother is tired and catnaps while junior is at play. Soon junior takes his teddy bear and goes exploring the park, highway, and railroad. There are automobiles and trains to spark anxious moments. When Mother awakens, the young man has returned from his venture. A dream, perhaps" PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 41.


Children’s Hour, The

Date produced: 1959

Filmmaker(s):

M.P. Moore

Description:

"Two small boys are camping out (in their backyard) and are about to bed down for the night. Father tells them a couple of stories of prospecting and bad men and battles of swords and guns. The boys dream of re-enactment of the stories with surprising realism. The children are asleep and Father has another story to tell" PSA Journal, Nov. 1959, 48.


The Magical Carousel

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

N. Clyde

Description:

"A short but poignant film of a crippled girl with a toy carousel which becomes very real to her. She dreams of visiting an amusement park." PSA Journal, Nov. 1956, 45.


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