Europa Film Treasures
July 2, 2008 3:19 PM   Subscribe

Europa Film Treasures is a new window onto the film archivers of Europe, and "All genres are on the playbill! From comedy to science fiction, from westerns to animation, from erotic to ethnological movies..." take some time to explore the European side of carefully preserved film history.
posted by carsonb (8 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Ooh, this looks terrific, thanks carsonb.

And because it's related, may I self-link to this bit of news: Long-Lost Version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis Rediscovered. (via Die Zeit)
posted by muckster at 4:04 PM on July 2, 2008

Oh. Didn't see the post below. Sorry.
posted by muckster at 4:05 PM on July 2, 2008

The player seems to be broken. It plays on my machine in 15 second bursts.
posted by dougzilla at 5:10 PM on July 2, 2008

What a great day for film on MeFi.
posted by caddis at 5:16 PM on July 2, 2008

First Nathaniel W's Metropolis post, and now this. Finally I have something to look forward to watching.

I highly recommend Viking Eggeling's Symphonie diagonale on Europa Film Treasures, a groundbreaking piece of experimental animation.

Too bad I can't embed the videos.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 6:33 PM on July 2, 2008

I'm tickled with this site right now, as it's been my introduction to Charlie Bowers. So far I've found It's A Bird, AWOL, and a few Mutt & Jeff videos. What an interesting fellow.
posted by carsonb at 7:41 PM on July 2, 2008

No Czech movies. Damn.
posted by czechmate at 4:56 AM on July 3, 2008

dougzilla, I found this annoying too, but I found that if you pause the film for a while the whole thing will download into the buffer -- then you can play it without interruption. Takes some time, but worthwhile.

Nicely done stereo soundtracks, too, in the ones I saw.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 10:26 AM on July 3, 2008

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