Here’s what’s caught my attention recently from the world of moving image archiving.
The National Archives > Charles Spencer Chaplin’s Secret Service files > MI5 investigated Charlie Chaplin at the behest of the FBI. You can download the entire thing from the National Archives this month for zero pounds only!
Eastman House > The Georges > Forget the Oscars! The Eastman House blog tells the history of the George Eastman Award.
Observations on Film Art > Pit and Pixels > ‘It seems likely that digital projection has, in unintended and unexpected ways, put the history of film in jeopardy.’ David Bordwell continues his fantastic and thought-provoking series, Pandora’s Digital Box.
lost.deaccession.org > Archive of the Digital Lost > ‘This archive is concerned with the emotional implications of: digital immateriality, atrophy, and error; deleted and overrriden digital assets; technological ignorance; and obscure and irrelevant digital detritus.’
Slate > Jim Henson’s 1963 Short about a Contemptuous Robot > What it says on the tin. (Related: those bleak Wilkins Coffee commercials)
The Film Archive > Gulliver’s Travels > Looking for something historical to watch? Here’s the world’s second ever feature-length cel-animated film, made by the Fleischers and released in 1939.