Posts Tagged ‘film preservation’


The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929

6 December 2013
Clara Bow in "Ladies of the Mob" (1928). None of the four features Bow made in '28 are known to have survived.

Clara Bow in “Ladies of the Mob” (1928). None of the four features Bow made in ’28 are known to have survived.

The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929

Report from the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Library of Congress, September 2013.


Link added to World Cinema Foundation

28 October 2009

We’ve added a link to the free films available on-line at the World Cinema Foundation site.

This is from the  WCF’s mission statement:

The World Cinema Foundation (WCF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring neglected films from around the world – in particular, those countries lacking the financial and technical ability to do so.

Established by Martin Scorsese, the Foundation supports and encourages preservation efforts to save the worldwide patrimony of films, ensuring that they are preserved, seen and shared. Its goal is to defend the body and spirit of cinema in the belief that preserving works of the past can encourage future generations to treat film as a universal form of expression.

Cinema is an international language, an international art, but, above all, it is a source of enlightenment. There are wonderful, remarkable films, past and present, from Mexico, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia that deserve to be known and seen. Martin Scorsese has created the World Cinema Foundation with the specific purpose of calling attention to the global cause of film preservation.