Re: [Videolib] looking for videos

Dylan McGinty (dylan@frif.com)
Wed, 14 Apr 2004 15:01:09 -0400

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Bev,

Optimum - The Crusade for Efficiency is partly the story of the 19th
century origins of the computer. One of the main figures in the film is
Charles Babbage, a mathematician and inventor whose most important creation
was the Analytical Engine. A device capable of calculating any mathematical
operation, it is the genuine forerunner of the computer.

Read about the film by clicking here: http://frif.com/new2001/opt.html

"An informative and entertaining overview.... research is explained in
meticulous details with vintage photographs, drawings, diagrams and
delightful animations." - Leonardo: Journal of the International Society of
Arts, Sciences and Technology

"This quirky and, at some times, sinister film co-joins three 19th century
visionaries... The subject and intellectual content is for juniors and
seniors in high school, and up. It is an absorbing and thought provoking
film and recommended for very large high school collections, or college and
university collections." - Educational Media Reviews Online

Dylan M. McGinty
Acquisitions and Marketing

First Run / Icarus Films, Inc.
32 Court Street, 21st Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201

Tel (718) 488 8900 / (800) 876 1710
Fax (718) 488 8642
Email dylan@frif.com
Web http://www.frif.com

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Bev,

Optimum - The Crusade for Efficiency is partly the story of the 19th century origins of the computer. One of the main figures in the film is Charles Babbage, a mathematician and inventor whose most important creation was the Analytical Engine. A device capable of calculating any mathematical operation, it is the genuine forerunner of the computer.

Read about the film by clicking here: http://frif.com/new2001/opt.html

“An informative and entertaining overview.... research is explained in meticulous details with vintage photographs, drawings, diagrams and delightful animations.” - Leonardo: Journal of the International Society of Arts, Sciences and Technology

"This quirky and, at some times, sinister film co-joins three 19th century visionaries... The subject and intellectual content is for juniors and seniors in high school, and up. It is an absorbing and thought provoking film and recommended for very large high school collections, or college and university collections." - Educational Media Reviews Online


Dylan M. McGinty
Acquisitions and Marketing

First  Run  /  Icarus  Films, Inc.
32 Court Street, 21st Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201

Tel             (718) 488 8900 / (800) 876 1710 
Fax             (718) 488 8642                  
Email           dylan@frif.com
Web             http://www.frif.com

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