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Prelinger, Rick 1953-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 1,287 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Drama  Film catalogs  Software  Film adaptations  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Producer, Interviewee, Director
Classifications: LB1044, 371.33523
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rick Prelinger
Freedom of expression : resistance and repression in the age of intellectual property ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the issue of fair use in copyright law. Artists, authors, lawyers, and others discuss the implications of creation, creative use, intellectual ownership, and public domain when it comes in conflict with established copyright law. Through news clips, film excerpts, music, legal cases, satire, and a wide range of other examples and illustrations, the concerns regarding traditional copyright laws' infringing on freedom of expression are examined and critiqued
Ohayō ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of two young boys in suburban Tokyo who take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set. Shot from the perspective of the petulant brothers, GOOD MORNING is an enchantingly satirical portrait of family life that gives rise to gags about romance, gossip, and the consumerism of modern Japan"--Container
Film programmer's guide to 16mm rentals by Kathleen Weaver ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hell's highway the true story of highway safety films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores driver's education films as a cultural artifact. The films, produced between 1959 and 1979, used scare tactics and grisly scenes of wreckage and death in order to caution young people on the dangers of driving. Includes scenes from over 20 classic driver's education films interspersed with commentary by filmmakers and educational film experts
The field guide to sponsored films by Rick Prelinger ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ephemeral films, 1931-1960 To new horizons and You can't get there from here by Rick Prelinger ( )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short films from the dawn of the consumer era that helped define the American dream as it was interpreted by corporations such as Oldsmobile, Proctor & Gamble, and Esso. Also includes films from civil defense programs and public schools
Call it home the house that private enterprise built ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pictorial history of suburban development planned by developers, government agencies and savings and loan companies. Begins at the time of the Depression (1929-1940) and concludes with the 1960's. Includes garden cities and Levittowns and financial, real estate and building industries. Maps show racial segregation. Depicts the mutual influence of highways and urban sprawl. And ends with interior design and furnishings, particularly kitchens
Our secret century archival films from the darker side of the American dream by Rick Prelinger ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Media archaeologist Rick Prelinger presents hilarious, disturbing and immensely revealing archival films. These "national home movies" are odes to an idealized national identity fabricated by the corporations, institutions and government who made them and whose purposes they served
Our secret century archival films from the darker side of the American dream ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Media archaeologist Richard Prelinger presents ten hilarious, disturbing, and revealing archival films. In vol. 1, seven color films explore how 1950s glitz 'n' glamour seduced Americans into an obsession with the look of designed objects; includes "American Look," the definitive Populuxe film, and General Motors' 1956 motorama musical, "Design for dreaming." In vol. 2, two black-and-white 1930s industrial films attempt to humanize the face of mass production, very much like Soviet propaganda, and "Valley Town" tells the story of a depressed steel town
Our secret century archival films from the darker side of the American dream ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Media archaeologist Richard Prelinger presents hilarious, disturbing, and revealing archival films. Vol. 7 considers how and when girls and boys learn to be true to their sex in the inflexible fifties. The Home Economics story points out that "cooking is practically applied chemistry," and dinette doubles as darkroom when Mike's photographer wife solves those pesky two-career problems by quitting her job. Vol. 8 documents the growth of mass advertising and its migration from movie theaters to television. These sweet and subtle precursors to the infomercial include the journey of an animated drop of gasoline through the fuel-efficient 1935 Chevrolet and "RFD Greenwich Village, " a suburban oasis where the modern villager relaxes in mod duds of all-cotton corduroy
Our secret century archival films from the darker side of the American dream ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Media archaeologist Richard Prelinger presents sixteen hilarious, disturbing, and revealing archival films. In vol. 3, nine comic and creepy social-guidance classics document the postwar social crusade to instill family values, 1950s style. Highlights: Are you popular?, Shy guy, and Habit patterns. In vol. 4, seven safety films shot between 1936 and 1962, lecture about the perils of haste and carelessness. Classics of this genre include Time out for trouble, More dangerous than dynamite, and Safety belt for Susie
Our secret century archival films from the darker side of the American dream ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Media archaeologist Richard Prelinger presents hilarious, disturbing, and revealing archival films. In vol. 5, six movies explore the not-so-golden years of the late fifties and early sixties. White and Chicano gangs in working class L.A. call a truce in Gang Boy. Robert's downward spiral in The Dropout includes a stint in the malt shop waiting on his one-time peers and The Terrible truth is that nice girls get hooked on "horse". Vol. 6 is a rare visual record of the changing face of urban and rural America, the blank slate upon which fantasies of growth and prosperity were enacted. In the Suburbs celebrates the swingin' white suburban dream (a paradise for advertisers), and in American Harvest the exploitation of our bountiful natural resources culminates in ... a Chevrolet
Our secret century. archival films from the darker side of the American dream ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Media archaeologist Richard Prelinger presents hilarious, disturbing, and revealing archival films
Academic films for the classroom a history by Geoff Alexander ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book traces the history of classroom educational films from the silent era through the 1980s. It profiles 35 academic filmmakers who played a role in bringing films to classrooms. Other topics include: production companies contributing to the academic film genre; history of educational initiatives; and denouement of the genre in classrooms and its resurgence on the Internet"--Provided by publisher
Ephemeral films 1931-1960 by Rick Prelinger ( )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panorama ephemera ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Panorama ephemera is composed of sequences drawn from a wide variety of ephemeral (industrial, advertising, education and amateur) films, touring conflicted North American landscapes. The film's often-skewed visions reconstruct a history filled with horror and hope. unreeling in familiar and unexpected ways. The film consists of 64 self-contained film sequences ranging from 5 seconds to 4 minutes in length arranged into a narrative. Unlike many films made using archival footage, it's primarily a combination of sequences rather than a collage of individual shots"--Accompanying documentation
To new horizons ephemeral films, 1931-1945 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clips from 19 rarely-seen motion pictures, leftovers from the golden age of American industry
Our secret century archival films from the darker side of the American dream ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Media archaeologist Richard Prelinger presents ten hilarious, disturbing, and revealing archival films. In vol. 1, seven color films explore how 1950s glitz 'n' glamour seduced Americans into an obsession with the look of designed objects; includes "American Look," the definitive Populuxe film, and General Motors' 1956 motorama musical, "Design for dreaming." In vol. 2, two black-and-white 1930s industrial films attempt to humanize the face of mass production, very much like Soviet propaganda, and "Valley Town" tells the story of a depressed steel town
Rick Prelinger lost landscapes of San Francisco ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rick Prelinger is a guerrilla archivist who collects the uncollected and makes it accessible. Prelinger presents his third annual "Lost Landscapes of San Francisco" event on December 19, 2008, an ecletic montage of lost and rarely-seen film clips showing life, landscapes and labor in a vanished San Francisco as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and industrial filmmakers
You can't get there from here ephemeral films, 1946-1960 ( Visual )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clips from 19 rarely-seen motion pictures, leftovers from the golden age of American consumerism
 
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Alternative Names
Prelinger, Richard, 1953-
Languages
English (44)
Japanese (1)
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