Precious Images is a 1986 short film directed by Chuck Workman. It features approximately 470 half-second-long splices of movie moments through the history of American film. The clips are organized by genre, while matching it with appropriate music; for example, the “musicals” section is accompanied by the title song of Singin’ in the Rain (1952). Films featured range chronologically from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to Rocky IV (1985), and range in subject from comedies such as The Gold Rush (1925) and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983), to dramas such as High Noon (1952) and The Godfather (1972).
Filmmaker is in attendance.