Saturday, June 4, 2005

Neighborhood of Death

Here is a blast from the past; a bicycle safety training film from 1963. I love these things. Real slices of Americana, and a terrific view into the world that we grew up in.

The beauty thing about this one is the degree to which the children in the film were clearly suffering from sociopathic symptoms. I mean, these guys get peeled off one by one and the only implication is more food for the survivor? Wow! Imagine the bleeding heart protests at schools today if this film were shown to young Mary and Johnny. No doubt grief counselors would be called in to deal with the trauma created by the film!

As a special treat, be sure to pay attention to the sound effects when Filbert encounters the steamroller.


From ASV

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