Movies Are Adventure (1948)

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When TV was just getting available, this short promo for the movie theater industry by AMPAS uses clips from several unidentified films of the preceding few decades to remind viewers of the thrills and adventures to be found at the movies.


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20 March 2008 | Doylenf
| Putting yourself in the driver's seat via a movie chair...
A movie chair is a magic carpet, according to this short feature, MOVIES ARE ADVENTURE, produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in '48. Unfortunately, it's a compilation of tired clichés about the average movie-goer and his experience in putting himself in dangerous and exciting situations via the movie screen.

Another drawback is that this short hasn't been restored at all, which makes viewing it an uncomfortable experience--blotchy looking B&W photography that has a very flat effect.

The narrator (Gerald Mohr) talks about the "romance, mystery, danger and excitement" bought with a movie ticket and we view a family of three watching movies with rapt attention and putting themselves into the scenes shown from KING KONG, THE SHIEK, SAN FRANCISCO, STAGECOACH, THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Douglas Fairbanks), THE GOLD RUSH and CIMARRON, among others.

Mercifully, it's only 11 minutes long, but it's still only a bland filler. Considering that it was produced by the Academy, it's a shame to see it being shown in such terrible condition.

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8 September 1948



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