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  Ephemeral film -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ephemeral film, as defined by film archivist (additional info and facts about Rick Prelinger) Rick Prelinger, is film made for a specific purpose other than as a work of art: the films were designed to serve a specific pragmatic purpose for a limited time.
Prelinger estimates that the genre includes perhaps 400,000 films and, as such, is the largest genre of films, but that one-third to one-half of the films have been lost to neglect.
Many ephemeral films are also grouped under the term "orphan films," since they lack copyright owners or active custodians to guarantee their longterm preservation.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ep/ephemeral_film.htm   (207 words)

Festival are to utilize film more constructively as a dialogue partner in religious and theological studies, to engage film critically from a variety of faith perspectives, and to deepen our own faith and faith traditions by responding to the kinds of existential questions that film so creatively raises.
Whether they are low-budget independent films that have found international notoriety or big-budget studio-backed successes, the horror film's cyclic and enduring survival despite censorship and controversy is a testament to its appeal.
on Film is a conference to be held at the University of Hull in October 2002.
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 The Pedantic Pundit: 03/01/2005 - 03/31/2005
In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions.
The collection currently contains over 10% of the total production of ephemeral films between 1927 and 1987, and it may be the most complete and varied collection in existence of films from these poorly preserved genres.
pedanticpundit.blogspot.com /2005_03_01_pedanticpundit_archive.html   (2176 words)

 Harold Robbins --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
A distinction should be made between novels whose high sales are an accolade bestowed on literary merit and novels that aim less at aesthetic worth than at profits.
The works of Charles Dickens were best-sellers in their day, but good sales continue, testifying to a vitality that was not purely ephemeral.
Biography of this American scientist awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, in 1954, for research on the poliomyelitis virus.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9313245   (688 words)

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