Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): Video Gallery

Video Gallery


Sit back, press play, launch a voyage through movie history. This page contains every entry in "32 Days of Movies," a video clip series serving as an audiovisual guide to 370 films. As I noted in my introduction, this series is not meant to be canonical, nor a list of favorites. Instead, it uses my DVD collection to look at different movies and different eras in cinema history.

You can explore the series two ways: by film (at Cinema in Pictures) or by chapter, here on this page. Every chapter is made up of individual clips from very different movies, drawn together out of the contingencies of my own collection; nonetheless, taken together, they do tell a story.




Chapter 1
"Dance of the Silents" • 1912 - 1926








Chapter 2
"Jazz Age Visions" • 1926 - 1929








Chapter 3
"Talking, Singing, Dancing Pictures" •
1929 - 1934








Chapter 4
"The Golden Ages" • 1935 - 1937








Chapter 5
"Hooray for Hollywood!" • 1938 - 1940








Chapter 6
"Storm Clouds Gather" • 1940 - 1942








Chapter 7
"Dreaming in Wartime" • 1943 - 1946








Chapter 8
"Noir and Naturalism" • 1946 - 1949








Chapter 9
"A Violent Release" • 1949 - 1952








Chapter 10
"The Restless Fifties" • 1952 - 1955








Chapter 11
"An International Era" • 1955 - 1957





Chapter 12 "The Wide View" • 1957 - 1959




Chapter 13
"Sixties Rising" • 1959 - 1962








Chapter 14
"Runaway Cinema" • 1962 - 1963








Chapter 15
"Tuning In" • 1963 - 1964








Chapter 16
"That Total Film" • 1964 - 1966








Chapter 17
"There's Something Happening Here..." •
1966 - 1968





Chapter 18  "Shadow of '68" • 1968 - 1969




Chapter 19
"To Become Immortal, and Then, To Die." • 1969 - 1970







Chapter 20
"Dispersed into the Seventies" • 1970 - 1972








Chapter 21
"Welcome to the Arthouse" • 1972 - 1974








Chapter 22
"Pray For Us Sinners" •
1974 - 1976








Chapter 23
"'Neath the Marquee Moon"
1976 - 1980








Chapter 24
"Searching For Answers"
1980 - 1983





Chapter 25 "The Weird Eighties"1984 - 1986




Chapter 26
"New Age"1987 - 1990








Chapter 27
"A Dark Dawn"  1990 - 1993





Chapter 28 "Pulp and Popcorn" • 1993 - 1995




Chapter 29 "Living in the Nineties"1995 - 1999








Chapter 30
"The Millennial Mood"
• 
1999 - 2002








Chapter 31
"Reality Cinema" • 2002 - 2006






Chapter 32 "Falling into the Future" • 2006 - 2009