The films in this documentary are part of the National Film Registry.
The subject of coloring old films is discussed.
This leads to the National film Preservation Act to create the national film registry.
The American film crates a sense of nationhood.
The real problem with this documentary is that it is in less than 5 second sound and picture bytes. They never complete a thought before moving on to the next. There I s no coherence in the train of thought or presentation. The bites have great sounds but no follow-up as to what those bits are trying to say.
It would have been better presented with ether fewer speakers of let one speaker finish before the next begins.
They do slow down for the courtroom speech from "To Kill a Mockingbird"
How many of these narrators do you know?
Jeff Adachi (Filmmaker)
Dr. James H. Billington (Librarian of Congress)
Robin Blaetz (Chair of Film Studies, Mount Holyoke College)
Brooks Boliek (Journalist)
Charles Burnett (Director, Killer of Sheep)
Jay Carr (National Film Preservation Board)
Martin Cohen (President of Post Production, Paramount Pictures)
Peter Coyote (Actor, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial)
Arlene Damron (daughter of Director- Dave Tatsuno: Topaz (1945 documentary))
Julie Dash (Director, Daughters of the Dust)
Allen Daviau, ASC (Cinematographer)
Caleb Deschanel, ASC (Cinematographer)
Zooey Deschanel (Actress) describes wizard of OZ
Robert A. Harris (Film Restorer)
Amy Heckerling (director, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
Jan-Christopher Horak (Director, UCLA Film & Television Archive)
Jennifer Horne (Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America)
Gale Anne Hurd (Producer, The Terminator)
Steve James (Director, Hoop Dreams)
Barbara Kopple (Director, Harlan County, USA)
Farran Smith Nehme (Writer)
Christopher Nolan (Director)
Stephen Peck (son of Gregory - Director, US VETS Community Development)
Jennifer Phang (Filmmaker)
Rick Prelinger (Prelinger Archives)
John Ptak (National Film Reservation Board)
Rob Reiner (Director)
Del Reisman (Former President, Writers Guild of America)
Debbie Reynolds (Actress, Singing in the Rain)
Prof. Robert Rosen (Retired Dean, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television)
Tim Roth (Actor)
James Schamus (Producer)
Paul Schrader (Director and Writer)
Eric J. Schwartz
John Singleton (Director, Boyz n the Hood)
Anthony Slide (Film Historian and Author)
Shelley Stamp (Professor, Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz)
Liz Stanley (Preservation Specialist, Packard Campus)
George Takei (Actor)
Wayne Wang (Director, Chan is Missing)
John Waters (Director)
George R. Willeman (Nitrate Film Vault Manager, Packard Campus)
Jan Yarbrough (Colorist, Warner MPI)
Kevin Yost (Editor - Lucasfilm)
Betsy McLane (Author, A New History of Documentary Film)
Nina Paley (Animator)
Jennifer Hagar (Animator - Disney Feature Animation)
Antonia Lant (Professor, Cinema Studies, New York University)
Barry Jenkins (Filmmaker)
Michael Smith (director, American Indian Film Institute)
Heather Olson-Linville (Archivist, Academy Film Archive)