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Very Nice, Very Nice

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

This all-but-forgotten film by Arthur Lipsett, produced by The National Film Board of Canada, is an authentic talisman of where the world was in 1961, and was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Short Subject; it was Lipsett’s first film. People as diverse as Stanley Kubrick and George Lucas have claimed it as an influence on their work. But the world was not so kind to Lipsett himself, as the 2007 documentary The Arthur Lipsett Project: A Dot on the Histomap by Eric Gaucher makes painfully clear.

Click on the image above, and see the entire film, uncut.

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Wheeler Winston Dixon

Wheeler Winston Dixon, Ryan Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is an internationally recognized scholar and writer of film history, theory and criticism. He is the author of thirty books and more than 100 articles on film, and appears regularly in national media outlets discussing film and culture trends. Frame by Frame is a collection of his thoughts on a number of those topics. To contact Prof. Dixon for an interview, reach him at 402.472.6064 or wdixon1@unl.edu. Visit him at his website wheelerwinstondixon.com.

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