Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by Kitty » Tue May 09, 2017 9:40 pm

I've never heard of him. It would be I interesting to see other things he's advertised. Yes, that definitely was reminiscent of a carnival barker. I had the same thought!
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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by donnie » Tue May 09, 2017 10:37 pm

Kitty wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 9:40 pm
I've never heard of him. It would be I interesting to see other things he's advertised. Yes, that definitely was reminiscent of a carnival barker. I had the same thought!


Here he is about...30, 35 years later. I'm addicted to old infomercials, especially the ones from the 90's—even if I'm not especially interested in the product. I don't know why I like watching them so much. :?:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8WMXyXBGpM

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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by Kitty » Sat May 13, 2017 4:30 pm

Oooooooh! I know that guy! It is kind of weird that I like to watch these, too. I used to LOVE watching them when I was younger, especially. I liked to watch QVC when I was younger, particularly seeing the ceramic dolls they would sell.
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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by donnie » Sat May 13, 2017 7:46 pm

I loved watching QVC, as well. I liked it when they had electronics and exercise equipment. And I used to like the Craftsman Tool Hour and In the Kitchen with Bob.

My favorite Ronco infomercial is the one for the Six Star Knives. It also has Steve Bryant, who was on QVC as well. There are some hilarious rehashes of this infomercial on YouTube, as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72ZZ42Irxng

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Post by Kitty » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:22 am

Here is a 1951 educational film called "Dining Together" all about how it should be on Thanksgiving Day. The narrator reminds me of that episode of the Twilight Zone called "It's A Good Life". It's a pretty straightforward short, and although the YouTube user labeled it a manners film, it's more just telling the kids what it will be like. I'm surprised they didn't mention God at all in this.
Mom doesn't look like a nice person. She looks very judge. Notice the little boy's interest when Dad is carving the turkey. He'll do that when he's old enough! Also, I butter the whole piece of bread instead of having to go back multiple times. I think I'd use too much butter that way!
I do have a question, though. What was the mom lighting at the end? It looked like cake, but when they show it, I see nothing lit.

https://youtu.be/fEgwvvWqctc
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Post by donnie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:58 pm

All right! Another instructional film. Forgot about these goodies. :-)

They do say a prayer of thanks, but it's an awfully short one. Yes, it does look rather like the mother is -NOT- someone to be messed with, though the father is affable enough, and the children sweet as proverbial sugar. I think what she's lighting at the end is some sort of flaming dessert, something like cherries jubilee, maybe, made for the special occasion.

Now: do you think this is the original soundtrack on this one? I suspect not.

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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by Kitty » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:30 pm

I don't know. Maybe, maybe not. Why do you think it wouldn't be? Just curious.
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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by donnie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:56 pm

Well, for one thing, the music is really odd—sounds like a silent film accompanist who is partially lost most of the time. :D It isn't the usual elevator or easy listening background kind of music you usually hear in films of this kind.

Also, the content of the narration and the narrator’s tone of voice sound suspiciously tongue-in-cheek in a poking-fun kind of way (see around 6:35-6:45, for example).

The poster is presenting it on YouTube as about Thanksgiving, but from the film title, I would bet that it is just a film on table manners in general with a fake soundtrack dubbed over maybe in an attempt to make a parody of some kind. I could be wrong. But if it is a fake, I’d like to hear what the original sounds like.

What do you think?

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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by Kitty » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:38 pm

I think it was kind of a weird video. I kind of thought maybe it was a more low budget affair, unlike Coronet which always had high quality videos. I'll watch it again to see what you mean and get back to you!
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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by donnie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:08 pm

It's weird, all right. And it's put out by "Children's Productions"—so maybe it's genuine and produced by children, which might explain the difference in quality between this and the more polished Coronet films—but I'm still skeptical. Yes, I'm interested to know what your second impression is.

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