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Precious Images (1986)

A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars", from "Some like it hot" to "E.T.". The ... See full summary »

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Chuck Workman
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars", from "Some like it hot" to "E.T.". The incredible short cuts of roughly a second each push the audience into a kind of trance and take them on a journey into their individual memories of great films of the 20th century. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1986 (USA) See more »

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Дорогие образы See more »

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The film was updated in 1996 with more recent films up to that point. The following films are in order of appearance: Philadelphia (1993), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), Thelma and Louise (1991), Big (1988), JFK (1991), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Schindler's List (1993), Do The Right Thing (1989) and Forrest Gump (1994). See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was updated in 1996. Among the films added: Moonstruck (1987), Big (1988) , Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Dances With Wolves (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Thelma & Louise (1991), Unforgiven (1992), Philadelphia (1993), Schindler's List (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Features Top Hat (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

As Time Goes By
From What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Written by Herman Hupfeld
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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Where's the original content?
2 September 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have seen this short film innumerable times, as Turner Classic Movies has used it as a time filler many times over the last decade or two. It consists of gobs of classic film clips all expertly pieced together in a lovely montage on the history of film. It received the Oscar for Best Short Film/Live Action, though I don't think this was a very good choice because the film bore no original content whatsoever--just a very nice job of splicing and setting it all to a rousing musical score. To me, this just seems like a rather cheap and self-serving bit of promotion by the AMPAS people (the folks that pick the Oscars) and would love to have seen something truly original and new win instead--especially since it must be frustrating to your film makers to work so hard on original stories and lose to what seems like a big commercial. Just my two cents worth.


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