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Growing Things: A Film Lesson in “Nature Study” (1928)

Adam Green - May 18, 2017 in beans, education, garden, gardens, growing, time lapse

Gardening lessons from the late 1920s, centreing on the cultivation of beans, including some wonderful time-lapse footage and inter-titles to match.

Development of a Salamander (1920s)

Adam Green - June 4, 2012 in biological film, biology, Films, Films: 1920s, Films: Documentary, Films: Short, non-article, salamander, time lapse, yale

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Early biological silent film, made sometime in the 1920s, which uses time-lapse photography to show the development of a salamander from egg to larvae. From the Department of Anatomy at Yale University.

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Note this film is in the public domain in the US, but may not be in other jurisdictions. Please check its status in your jurisdiction before re-using.




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    Time-Lapse Demolition of the Star Theatre, New York (1902)

    Adam Green - January 29, 2012 in demolition, Films, new york, non-article, star theatre, time lapse



    Time-lapse shot of the demolition of the Star Theatre in New York City, one brick at a time. Produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company and preserved by the Library of Congress.

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    Note this film is in the public domain in the US, but may not be in other jurisdictions. Please check its status in your jurisdiction before re-using.



    CLIPSSHORTFULL LENGTH SILENTFULL LENGTH TALKIE
    Princess Nicotine (1909) 6min

    Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) 12min

    Last of the Mohicans (1920) 1hr11min

    Meet John Doe (1941) 2hr3min

    The Unappreciated Joke (1903) 1min

    Frankenstein (1910) 13min

    The General (1926) 1hr19min

    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) 1hr19mins


    The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) 21sec

    The Great Train Robbery (1903) 10min

    Wolf Blood (1925) 1hr7min

    Reefer Madness (1938) 1hr8min

    The Kiss (1896) 25secs

    Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (1940) 20min

    Battleship Potemkin (1925) 1hr13min

    The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) 1hr57min

    Trapeze Disrobing Act (1901) 2min

    Are You Popular (1947) 10min

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) 1hr11min

    Scarlet Street (1945) 1hr43min

    Annie Oakley Fires Her Gun (1894) 20secs

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) 13min

    For The Term of His Natural Life (1927) 1hr33min

    The Last Man on Earth (1964) 1hr27min

    Operation Cue (1955) 52sec

    Never Weaken (1921) 28min

    Intolerance (1916) 2hr57min

    Quicksand (1950) 1hr18min

    Dutch Fashion Reel (1969) 1min50sec

    Betty Boop: Minnie The Moocher (1932) 7min46sec

    The Phantom of the Opera (1925) 1hr46min

    Suddenly (1954) 1hr16mins


    Buffalo Dance (1894) 14sec

    American Day in Tripoli, Libya (1962) 14min

    The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 2hr20min

    Five Minutes to Live (1961) 1hr14min

    VD is for Everybody (1969) 1min

    Your Name Here (1960) 10min10sec

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) 1hr11min

    Cyrano De Bergerac (1950) 1hr53min

    The Enchanted Drawing (1900) 1min29sec

    The Night Before Christmas (1905) 8min44sec

    Stella Maris (1918) 1hr13min

    Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) 1hr40min

    Time-Lapse Demolition of the Star Theatre, New York (1901) 1min49sec

    The Dream of Mrs L.L. Nicholson from Oakland, California (1924) 7min23sec

    The Lost World (1925) 1hr8min

    Gulliver's Travels (1939) 1hr18min

    Dog Factory (1904) 4min37sec