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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesSnipes from the Chicago Film Society

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A perfect addition to your at-home movie watching experience, this assemblage of "snipes," was put together by the great folks at the Chicago Film Society. Watching it straight through is the best kind of trippy, Night Flight-esque stroll down our collective memory lanes.

In the words of CFS:

Assembling the reels of snipes and trailers we show before the feature presentations is one of our favorite parts of showing a movie.

These little bits of cinema ephemera — some as short as two seconds long — are among the most treasured items in the CFS film collection. (When you think about the thousands of people who watched them over the years, an advertisement for "Steamed or Grilled Hot Dogs" can become a two hanky movie).

Since we can't show them to you in public, we've posted a reel of digitized snipes, daters, and theatre ads on our Vimeo page for you to enjoy.

"Thread them up" before your next streaming or laserdisc binge at home.

All were generously scanned by our friend (and snipe expert) Walter Forsberg.

 

CFS Snipe Reel from Chicago Film Society on Vimeo.

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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesWhat NOT To Do When Visiting Chicago

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At some point in the future, there WILL come a time when we can step outside our doors and not have to worry as much about social distancing and how to prevent a deadly disease from spreadng. Until then, we can always take time ro reflect on our fair city and what makes it special.

This video from the series Wolters World puts a twist on the regular traveler's tour, providing advice on what NOT to do when visiting Chicago. It's always nice to get a different perspective on what makes Chicago fun and interesting.

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Tyler Clark presents: Local Mythologies writesNaked Raygun, Live at the Metro (1985)

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(This post originally appeared on the blog in January 2015)



Punk's not dead. Punk's been dying since it started, but it's not dead. It certainly didn't die, contrary to the pearl-clutching at the time, when Sid Vicious OD'd or Johnny Ramone voted for Reagan or the Clash released "Rock The Casbah."

What punk did do, however, was migrate. Punk spread out from skids of London and New York and colonized new populations: the doper surf burnouts of Orange County, the disaffected anarchists of Washington, DC, the Nordic ragers of Minneapolis, and (most importantly, for our purposes), the Rust Belt troublemakers of Chicago.

It inhabited the voice of Naked Raygun lead singer Jeff Pezzati, whose band would quickly become the standard bearers of the city's scene. On the night depicted above, the band's dominance of Chicago punk was already evident; they play to a packed, sweaty house at the Metro, thrashing around Wrigleyville in the days before boutique pizzerias and condo buildings full of recent Big Ten grads repeating a continuous loop of embarassing decisions.

Though the neighborhood's changed, the impact of shows like this one linger; this summer, Pezzati and the rest of Naked Raygun's current line-up will play the venue across the street, sharing a bill with the super-fans in the Foo Fighters. May everyone in the outfield who asks "Who?" be flung immediately into the nearest mosh pit.

Video courtesy of YouTube user RoCkiN' ReX NY.

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