film clips from the muse of film
Because of their excellence and applicability to arts other than film,
Electricka and her muses have requested permission from The Muse Of Film to
insert some of The Muse's film clips in their own features. Fortunately for
us, The Muse Of
Film has graciously given them blanket consent to do so.
View film clips used by Electricka's muses:
During World War I, Abel Gance, the great pioneer French filmmaker, received a commission from the French Army General Staff to make a pro-war
propaganda film. Gance hated war and was a stolid anti-war protestor throughout his long
life. In a bizarre twist, working under the noses of the French General
Staff, he turned the movie financed by them into an anti-war film
now known as J'Accuse!
- Explore Gance's masterpiece, J'Accuse. See a portion of the
famous graveyard sequence at The Muse Of Music's feature called Gone But
Not Forgotten, First World War Era:
My Man Godfrey
One of the best examples of how scavenger hunts were
portrayed in Hollywood movies of that era is the delightful, superb,
1936 screwball romantic comedy, My Man Godfrey, starring William
Powell as Godfrey, the ex-rich-man turned bum who later turns butler, and
comedienne Carole Lombard as Irene Bullock, his fabulously wealthy and zany nemesis who
falls in love with him.
- Explore what life was like in the depression era of the
'30s and the role of scavenger hunts in cheering up the
downtrodden, as depicted in Hollywood movies. See a portion of the
movie, My Man Godfrey at Electricka's feature called Arts Games And
Other Diversions, Scavenger Hunts:
During WWII, before he became famous, Theodore Geisel, today known the world over as Dr. Seuss,
author of Cat
in a Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, etc., worked on war
propaganda in and for the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he created a
cartoon character known as Private Snafu to educate and boost the morale
of the troops. Private Snafu appeared in 26 cartoons.
- Explore the propaganda side of what WWII was like for the GI by
viewing part of Geisel's cartoon, Private SNAFU: Spies at The
Muse Of Music's feature called Gone But Not Forgotten, First World War
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