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Precious Images.


Precious Images is an Oscar-winning short film by Chuck Workman, featuring 500 movie clips in seven minutes. I was surprised to realize that I have seen and enjoyed just about all of these movies! Push play or go to YouTube. -via Grow-A-Brain

Did anyone else notice how few movies from the last 5 years or so were in this piece? Were there any? I guess it's true; they just don't make 'em like they used to.
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I certainly noticed that, because I used to watch movies so much and haven't in the last ten years since the kids arrived. I don't think its neccessarily because the movies are not as good these days (like I would know), but it takes quite a few years for any movie to achieve "classic" status. How well a film holds up over time is important.
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Probably a cost/ copyright thing.
Can you imagine how much trouble it would take to get permission to use all those films individually?
Probably most of those are owned by a few people who gave their permission.
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This film was originally made in 1986 according to IMDB, so that's why so many recent films aren't included it it.

And actually, I think most people would be flattered to have their work included in a Chuck Workman film.

Here's a list of all the films included:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0091787/movieconnections

Although there may be a later version of it, because I distinctly remember seeing Tom Hanks with silly string from "Big" (1988) and it's not on that list which is arranged by year.
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I believe this film is from 1993. I was out of college then, but our college theater got a copy of it and ran it all the time. We used to say that if there were more than 2 dozen talkies listed here you hadn't seen then you had to get to the store and rent them.
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I received a message from the person who posted this to YouTube:

Yes, Workman did an update in the 90's. That's when films like PHiladelphia and Do The Right Thing (among others) were added
thanks
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