24-Bit Dailies in a 16-Bit World

Online library of film periodicals


varietyHello All,

I've just become aware of this amazing (free) online database, Lantern/Media History Digital Library, which has scanned classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain. This site has "over 800,000 pages of digitized texts from the the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound....from a wide array of publications, like Variety, The Film Daily, Photoplay, and American Cinematographer."

You can check it out here:



Karen Dee Carpenter, Assistant Professor Department of Cinema and Television Arts California State University, Northridge

A Fit of Anger

DunceBill Cosby, Art Linkletter, and Mr. Rogers all had patience around children doing the dumbest things. I envy their ability to keep calm and carry on, in spite of watching yourthful bombs fall around their professional landscapes.

The semester is over; and technically I am no longer a teacher "on duty", so the antics of young filmmakers should not be raising my blood pressure. But sometimes our students just manage to pull sh*t that really makes me want to scream.