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Our secret century archival films from the darker side of the American dream. Vol. 1-2

Title
Our secret century [computer file] : archival films from the darker side of the American dream. Vol. 1-2 / by Rick Prelinger.
Published
[Los Angeles, CA] : Voyager Company, c1996.
Physical Description
2 computer laser optical discs : ill. ; 4 3/4 in. + user's guide ([4] p. ; 18 cm.)
Summary
Media archaeologist Richard Prelinger presents ten hilarious, disturbing, and revealing archival films. In vol. 1, seven color films explore how 1950s glitz 'n' glamour seduced Americans into an obsession with the look of designed objects; includes "American Look," the definitive Populuxe film, and General Motors' 1956 motorama musical, "Design for dreaming." In vol. 2, two black-and-white 1930s industrial films attempt to humanize the face of mass production, very much like Soviet propaganda, and "Valley Town" tells the story of a depressed steel town.
Variant and related titles
Archival films from the darker side of the American dream. Vol. 1-2 [computer file]
Rainbow is yours [computer file]
Capitalist realism [computer file]
Format
Software & Electronic Media
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 01, 2002
System details note
System requirements for Macintosh: any color-capable Macintosh (25 MHz 68030 or faster processor); 640x480, 256-color display; at least 8 MB RAM installed (5000K free); double-speed CD-ROM drive; external speakers or headphones; System 7.
System requirements for Windows: 486SX-33 MHz or higher CPU; 649x480, 256-color display (accelerator recommended); 8 MB RAM; MPC2-compatible CD-ROM drive (double speed); 16-bit sound card with external speakers or headphones; Windows 3.1 or Windows 95; DOS 5.0 or later.
Contents
1. The rainbow is yours
2. Capitalist realism.
Also listed under
Prelinger, Rick, 1953-
Voyager Company.
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