Cinema: Film Museum

The Great Train Robbery (1903), The Birth of a Nation (1914), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), The Jazz Singer (1927), the newsreel of the sinking Vestris (1928) are classics which help explain how & why the cinema became what it now is. Because the profitable demand for them is soon exhausted, most films, classic or otherwise, are retired after about two years, frequently forgotten, sometimes destroyed. To preserve for students and posterity important moving pictures of the past will be the function of the film library which Manhattan's...

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