Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Mystery of Marriage (1932)

What a treasure trove! I just discovered the 221 early films (I think they're all documentaries, from 1899 through the first half of the 20th century) from the British Film Institute archives at the BFI channel on youTube. They include footage from India to Blackpool, and cover educational topics such as Tea Making Tips, because "many people get careless about tea making."

This scientific clip points out that even molds don't like to marry their cousins and offers insight into the present-giving stage of courtship, for humans and flies.

I must get back to filmmaking... as soon as Slovakia's done. Until then I'm not even blogging, as you see.

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