Moments out of Time

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the films of the years…

In 1971, Richard T. Jameson and Kathleen Murphy offered the readers of Movietone News a different kind of celebration of the best of the year. In addition to the traditional “Top Ten” lists that every critic is apparently obligated by law to provide, they attempted to capture the ephemeral moments of cinema magic through the year in a series of pithy sketches. “Moments of out Time” became a tradition established in Movietone News, revived in the nineties in Film Comment under Jameson’s editorship, and now gracing the virtual pages of MSN Entertainment.

We’ve reprinted the “Moments” of years past from Movietone News, Steadycam and Film Comment (reprinted with the kind permission of Film Comment’s current editor Gavin Smith) on Parallax View, and provided links to the “Moments” published on MSN Entertainment. Below is a guide to every feature published since its first appearance in 1972. Just click through the remembrances and lose yourself in the images, lines, gestures, moods from the films of the years of decades past… If only for a moment.

Moments out of Time 1971 (Movietone News 10, January 1972)
Moments out of Time 1972 (Movietone News 20, January 1973)
Moments out of Time 1973 (Movietone News 29, January/February 1974)
Moments out of Time 1974 (Movietone News 38, January 1975)
Moments out of Time 1975 (Movietone News 47, January 1976)
Moments out of Time 1976 (Movietone News 53, January 1977)
Moments out of Time 1977 (Movietone News 57, February 1978)
Moments out of Time 1978 (Movietone News 60-61, February 1979)
Moments out of Time 1979 (Movietone News 64-65, March 1980)
Moments Out of Time 1982 (The Informer, January 1983)
Moments out of Time 1990 (Film Comment Volume 27 Number 1, January/February 1991)
Moments out of Time 1991 (Film Comment Volume 28 Number 1, January/February 1992)
Moments out of Time 1992 (Film Comment Volume 29 Number 1, January-February 1993)
Moments out of Time 1993 (Film Comment Volume 30 Number 1, January/February 1994)
Moments out of Time 1994 (Film Comment Volume 31 Number 1, January-February 1995)
Moments out of Time 1995 (Film Comment Volume 32 Number 1, January/February 1996)
Moments out of Time 1996 (Film Comment Volume 33 Number 1, January/February 1997)
Moments out of Time 1997 (Film Comment Volume 34 Number 1, January/February 1998)
Moments out of Time 1998 (Film Comment Volume 35 Number 1, January/February 1999)
Moments out of Time 1999 (Film Comment Volume 36 Number 1, January/February 2000)
Moments out of Time 2005 (Steadycam Number 49, February 2006)
Moments out of Time 2006 (MSN Entertainment)
Moments out of Time 2007 (MSN Entertainment)
Moments out of Time 2008 (MSN Entertainment)
Moments out of Time 2009 (MSN Entertainment)
Moments out of Time 2010 (MSN Entertainment)
Moments out of Time 2011 (MSN Entertainment)
Moments out of Time 2012 (MSN Entertainment)

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