[REL] The Children's Story (1982) USA [30 Min Short]

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[REL] The Children's Story (1982) USA [30 Min Short]

Postby kev » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:30 am  0 likes

I read this novella when it first came out back in '81 and always wanted to make a film of it. Looks like the author, James Clavelle beat me to it! ;)

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This film was actually produced in 1982, just a year after initial publication. It's a didactic little piece on RE-educating children to formulate beliefs that follow certain ideologies that are different from what they've been taught before.

Wikipedia wrote:While a very short and simple story, it touches on many important concepts, such as freedom, religion, patriotism, etc. It is similar in nature to George Orwell's 1984 in its treatment of propaganda, control, and inter-generational warfare.

(Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Children%27s_Story )

It's on YouTube, broken up into three 10 min parts:
Part 1:
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Part 2:
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Part 3:
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You might even recognize one of the little girls: Toni Ann Gisondi [ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0321119/ ]; she played little 'Molly' it the 1982 film version of 'Annie'!! :heart :heart (Her character is 'Toni' in this film..)

Hopefully this will eventually come out in one piece, on DVD. (WithOUT Peter Ustinov's intro and outro..)


(My fave line: "Can we eat 'Our Leader's' candy now?" ) :icon_biggrin2

kev.

For those interested, here's the original story in it's entirety:
http://home.comcast.net/~llefler/clavell.htm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363514/
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Re: [REL] The Children's Story (1982) [30 Min Short]

Postby FLL » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:28 am  3 likes

Thanks kev! :clap

The youtube uploader says they got it from archive.org. This page appears to be the source:
http://www.archive.org/details/TheChildrensStory

Here's the complete video, downloaded from that page, without being split and reencoded by youtube. Moving this to REL.

Like this post to see ed2k links  [152.76 Mb]
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Re: [REL] The Children's Story (1982) [30 Min Short]

Postby ptguardian » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:50 am  0 likes

Thanks FLL and KEV
i had a few failed attempts at editing this one.
i should have noticed where it came from. i get a lot of cool videos from internet archives. my spotting skills must be slipping :icon_old

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Re: [REL] The Children's Story (1982) [30 Min Short]

Postby kev » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:32 am  0 likes

FLL wrote:...Here's the complete video, downloaded from that page, without being split and reencoded by youtube. Moving this to REL....


Wow!! I missed this being posted yesterday! After 2 or 3 days I figured that folks had completely ignored this thread..

Many thanks, FLL for recording and posting the full, connected version!!

d/loading now. :icon_1dancingban

Thanks again for creating the ed2k link, FLL. :thumbsup

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