For the Love of Film - Film Preservation Blogathon - Thanks

What would we be missing if there were no film archives, no preservationists? We'd be missing a beautiful art form, an art we all can share and delight in, argue over, wonder at.

Without the National Film Preservation Foundation, UCLA, Eastman House, David Shepard, Flicker Alley, Lobster Films, KINO International, Milestone Films, we would not have these:

The Great Train Robbery (1903)

Ella Cinders (1926)

The Narrow Road (1912)

The Son of the Sheik (1926)

It (1927)

Sunrise (1927)

Foolish Wives (1921)

A Trip to the Moon (1902)

This is an arbitrary look, a sampling, a glimpse of what we have and what is risked by apathy and lack of intrest in preserving and saving the art form of the 20th century, and beyond. Even films as recent as 20 years back are being lost.

Thanks to Marilyn (Ferdy on Films) and The Self Styled Siren for putting this blogathon together and helping in raising of funds to preserve a film. I understand that enough monies has been raised to work on something. Please, please, please, do your part and save a little piece of film.

Please do your bit and donate $5, $10, $15 or $20 to the National Film Preservation Foundation. Even in these economically challenging times a few dimes will save something we can't easily replace. We can't save every single precious frame of the nitrate, but we can try. I'm a glass half full person, please help!

Nitrate Can't Wait! Please Donate Here.

Fundraising blogathon hosted by Ferdy on Films, etc., and The Self-Styled Siren to benefit the National Film Preservation Foundation.


Joe Thompson said…
This was an excellent selection. It makes us all think of what didn't make it long enough for us to watch.

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