Le clitoris (2016)

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Funny, intelligent, and pedagogic visualization of a sensitive topic: »the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure«. Well conceived and executed in a charmingly uncomplicated manner.

Three minutes of tender joy. Probably in my book of lovable didactic bagatelles.

http://www.boredpanda.com/le-clitoris-documentary-lori-malepart-traversy/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook

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Sininen viikko (1954)

A short and brisk triangle drama that explores the tired trope of escaping the mundane and finding brief happiness in a bubble destined to burst.

Silly, heartfelt, and ominous. Probably not in my book of summertime blues.

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eleven down, seven to go

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Happy days are here again! With the help of a generous cineaste friend and the fabled torrent tracker Karagarga I have managed to obtain 11 (!) of the missing 18 movies on my list, leaving only these 7 missing:

Brazil
A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga (1965)
Memórias do Cárcere (1984)

Greece
Νεκρή πολιτεία [Dead city] (1952)
Με τη Λάμψη στα Μάτια [With glittering eyes] (1966)
Η ηλικια της θαλασσας [The age of the sea] (1978)
Τα παιδια της Χελιδονας [The children of the swallow] (1987)
Λευτέρης Δημακόπουλος [Lefteris Dimakopoulos] (1993)

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1001 e-book

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You have to register for a trial period and they only offer an older edition – but hey, it’s free (and everything seems legit):
http://landingbook.co/1001_movies_you_must_see_before_you_die_5th_anniversary_edition.pdf

A more dubious offer:

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Prehistoric poultry – The Dinornis or Great Roaring Whiffenpoof (1917)

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Story and animation are equally clumsy, even if the Dinornis itself looks funny in a stupid kind of way.

Willis O’Brien’s pre-Kong shorts are quite uneven. Not in my book of early birds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZs_XvEk54Y

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R.F.D. 10,000 B.C. (1916)

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These amusing anachronisms of everyday prehistoric life surely must have inspired The Flintstones. Unfortunately, most of the story is rather slow and tedious – plus somewhat confusing and at times even incomprehensible.

A surprising and hilarious mutilation scene is not enough for this one to qualify for my book of »rural free« but highly unreliable mail delivery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=subOsqV_5eA

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The dinosaur and the missing link – a prehistoric tragedy (1915)

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By today’s standards this caveman stop-motion – famous animator Willis O’Brien’s first – is both crude and simplistic. Definitely no tragedy, though!

Refreshingly ironic intertitles. Not in my stone age book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ1DaT7f5lE&t=33s

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