Have you had to endure industrial or promotional films? Do the crass clichÃ©s of commercial hack-work leave you cold and unmoved?
Or, are you a communications specialist in a burgeoning field of industry? Do you have a pressing need to explain the world-changing innovations of your corporation to the public?
If these descriptions sound familiar, then Calvin Communications has the tool for you! We here at Science After Sunclipse are proud to present The (Your Name Here) Story, the world’s first truly multi-purpose cinema document:
The Prelinger Archives list this film (released circa 1960) as “The ultimate generic industrial film, built around every script and visual cliche [sic an accent mark on that, stat].” It was in fact produced by a company which specialized in the sort of industrial promotions it parodies.
I saw The (Your Name Here) Story in the Internet Archive a couple years ago, but the Archive hasn’t yet made a video-embedding object which works in my browser, so this comes via a Google Video repost.