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The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Janna Jones


The Past Is a Moving Picture is a cultural analysis of how and why people have rescued, protected, and restored old film and how their efforts have created a massive memory bank of life in the twentieth century. Focusing on the film archives at the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Archives and UCLA Film and Television Archives, The Past Is a Moving Picture interprets the dominant film preservation practices and archiving principles of the nation's renowned film archives and analyzes how old movies and their advocates have shaped the way we see and understand film his ... More

Keywords: Archive, Film Preservation, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Memory, Cinema, Film history, Historiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813041926
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813041926.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janna Jones, author