New York Times
- Farewell etaoin shrdlu
A film created by Carl Schlesinger and David Loeb Weiss documenting the last day of hot metal typesetting at The New York Times. This film shows the entire newspaper production process from hot-metal typesetting to creating stereo moulds to high-speed press operation.
At the end of the film, the new typesetting and photographic production process is shown in contrast to the old ways. There are interviews with workers at NYT that are for and against the new technology. In fact, one typesetter is retiring on this final day as he does not want to learn the new process and technology.
This is the first time the film has ever been available in HD from the original 16mm master film.
- Special to the Times
A film created by The New York Times to show how the newspaper goes from idea to printed product in 1982. With A.M. Rosenthal as the Executive Editor, they show the meeting of editors and leaders of different parts of the newspaper deciding what goes on the front page.
The film also features foreign corespondents and photographers covering the 1982 war between Israel and Lebanon and PLO refugee camps. The Washington D.C. Bureau is shown to demonstrate the depth of experience and knowledge of the reporters and photographers.
The editorial staff is shown deciding on the often-controversial editorial articles published. Many other departments of the newspaper are shown including the financial section, arts critics, police reporters, city reporters, architecture section, etc.
“George Malone sees the world through many windows” but the window that allows him to see the most is his daily newspaper The New York Times. The film tracks back the history of the newspaper and relates it to “today” in 1965. It shows the many departments and people involved in creating one of the most well-known newspapers in the world.
There is an extensive display of the various foreign offices in London, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Bombay, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The end of the film shows the production process and schedule for printing a new edition every day.