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MILF:05 “The Best Things In Life Are Free”: Selections of Feature Films from the Internet Archive
Swamp Women, directed by Roger Corman

Le voyage dans la lune (dir. George Méliès, 1902)
This short film from the earliest days of the cinema follows a group of astronomers on a journey to the moon.

Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (dir. Robert Wiene, 1920)
The great Expressionist classic with Werner Krauss as Caligari, the fairground showman who hypnotizes his servant (Conrad Veidt) into committing murder at night.”

M (dir. Fritz Lang, 1931)
“A series of schoolgirls are murdered by a psychopath who terrorizes a large city and is hunted by the police through a network of beggars. Inspired by the real-life 'vampire of Dusseldorf,' Fritz Lang's great film is one of the key films of German Expressionism. Peter Lorre's performance as the murderer is one of the great screen performances of all time.”

Things to Come (dir. William Cameron Menzies, 1936)
“A global war begins in 1940. This war drags out over many decades until most of the people still alive (mostly those born after the war started) do not even know who started it or why. Nothing is being manufactured at all any more and society has broken down into primative localized communities. In 1966 a great plague wipes out most of what people are left but small numbers still survive. One day a strange aircraft lands at one of these communities and its pilot tells of an organisation which is rebuilding civilization and slowly moving across the world re-civilizing these groups of survivors. Great reconstruction takes place over the next few decades and society is once again great and strong. The world's population is now living in underground cities. In the year 2035, on the eve of man's first flight to the moon, a popular uprising against progress (which some people claim has caused the wars of the past) gains support and becomes violent.”

Swamp Women (dir. Roger Corman, 1955)
“The film follows undercover police officer Lee Hampton after she infiltrates a prison, befriends three female convicts, and helps them all escape. In reality, this planned escape is part of a larger plot to find a diamond stash hidden deep within the swamps of Louisiana.”

Atom Age Vampire (dir. Richard McNamara, 1960)
“A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor must give her additional treatments using glands taken from murdered women. His unexplained ability to turn into a hideous monster helps with this problem but does nothing to win her love. The doctor's woes multiply as the police and the girl's boyfriend begin to close in on him.”

Feature Films / Internet Archive

MILF:04 The World
MILF:03 Nanoscapes
MILF:02 Spatializing the Marvelous: The Musicals of Busby Berkeley
MILF:01 Figures in the Field

MILF:06 Thick City
  • Anonymous
  • April 18, 2006 at 5:58:00 AM CDT
  • thanks for the links.
    so far watched "Le voyage dans la lune", and with great delight.

    i've noticed that "" is an immense well of great stuff!

  • Anonymous
  • May 2, 2006 at 3:23:00 PM CDT
  • Missing your fresh incredible posts!
    i bet you are way to busy...
    any how i've found this link that might be of an interest to you, even if i'm almost sure, you have talked about it before:

    best regards

  • Blissville
  • May 3, 2006 at 6:13:00 PM CDT
  • I love your site. I love the breadth of things that interest you, the visual sophistication and always, the issues that you take on with such intelligence . I tell everyone about Pruned and I've linked it (well, soon, that is -- software problems for the moment) to my own small blog called Blissville, about an isolated corner of Queens (NY) on the brink of change. Thank you! -- Rebecca,

  • Hemaworstje
  • May 7, 2006 at 11:42:00 AM CDT
  • Hé man , it is nearly a month now , time for a update ,right?
    we are lazy ,,,

  • Anonymous
  • May 7, 2006 at 8:06:00 PM CDT
  • Hmm. I may have to fire up my own word processor and step in with something during the interval. Maybe something novel, like a gardening project, or a challenge.

  • e-tat
  • May 14, 2006 at 5:12:00 PM CDT
  • And here it is. I haven't figured out the words yet, and it won't get the full thousand, but this is a case of excavating the topic by producing an artefact, just as drawing is a form of analysis.

  • adam
  • May 18, 2006 at 12:34:00 PM CDT
  • Eh, we're a couple of people here in Copenhagen who really miss your post for some inspirational procastination during the last hectic period finishing of our final projects... I guess you might be just as busy as us....

  • Anonymous
  • May 20, 2006 at 9:29:00 PM CDT
  • Please-can we have some more?

  • Wigandia
  • May 27, 2006 at 11:24:00 PM CDT
  • Great stuff!

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