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  1. Holiday Playlists

    10 holiday playlists from @MartinsVision

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  2. Best Picture Winners (1980-2014)

    Best Picture Winners (1980-2014)
    These simple slides feature the poster of the Oscar winner for Best Picture for every year since 1980. More will be added soon.
    released: April 2012; updated: March 2014
    total slides: 35
    resolution: 1280x720

    580 downloads

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  3. Toy Story

    Toy Story facts

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  4. Double Takes

    Double Takes
    I was recently discussing with a friend the fact that occasionally two movies with very similar plots will come out in the same or back to back years. While it seemed to occur more often back in the 1990s, it's happening again this year with several films. Apparently my friend and I weren't the only ones to notice. Someone on Reddit posted a thread about the phenomenon and it received over 5,000 comments! This set immortalizes these Hollywood copycats! Slides that let you guess the two films are included for those who like to run trivia slideshows.
    released: April 2013
    total slides: 20 (10 questions / 10 answers)
    resolution: 1280x720

    1,591 downloads

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  5. Wilkins Coffee Commercials

    first set of Wilkins Coffee Commercials  
    Wilkins and Wontkins were Muppet-like characters made by Jim Henson with their own 10-second, sadistic, violent commercials for many products, starting with Wilkins Coffee (hence the characters' namesakes).
     
    Background Information
     
    In 1957, Jim Henson was approached by a Washington D.C. coffee company to produce commercials for Wilkins Coffee. The local stations only had ten seconds for station identification, so the Muppet commercials had to be lightning-fast— essentially almost said, eight seconds for the commercial pitch and a two-second shot of the product. From 1957 to the mid 1960s, Henson made 179 commercials (at least or most) for Wilkins Coffee and other products and coffee, some of these including Community Coffee, Nash's Coffee, La Touraine Coffee, and even Wilkins Tea. The ads were initially filmed at Rodel Studios in Washington D.C.
    Synopsis
    The ads starred the cheerful Wilkins, who likes Wilkins Coffee (or another brand specified), and the grumpy Wontkins, who hates it. Wilkins would often do serious harm/injury to Wontkins in the ads— blowing him up, stabbing him with a knife, and smashing him with a club, among many other violent acts, even humiliating Wontkins to the extent from blowing up his home to throwing Wontkins off of a plane for not bringing/wanting any certain brand of food, drink, etc (though other times, Wilkins instead doesn't kill Wontkins, and sometimes Wontkins likes it). During or after, Wilkins would say a punchline based on the commercial, such as: "Sorry, but that other stuff is for the birds!"
     
    Why It's Cursed
    Wilkins would mock and punish Wontkins in almost all of the commercials and just over a specific brand of coffee, bread, tea, soda, and even an oil company (not counting some of the Frank's beverages commercials). Also, Wilkins is somewhat similar to Kermit, though Jim Henson didn't mind at the time since the commercials were somewhat when Kermit gained traction during the early years.
    Trivia
    Jim Henson put so much violence in the ads, because he believed that the best way to advertise something to someone was to make them laugh, which is why the commercials are so violent. Violence was considered comedy at the time these ads were produced, though they would be hated by certain people nowadays due to this. The Wilkins Coffee commercials became so popular, Jim Henson started doing commercials, using Wilkins and Wontkins, for other companies, too. Most of these companies that Jim Henson advertised/sold products for are either defunct or just rarely available at times, such as Community Coffee and Merita Bread. When Jim Henson actually made these commercials for Wilkins Coffee in the beginning, Jim himself didn't even like coffee. As quote from NJGuy1973 on YouTube: "Supposedly, Henson was having trouble coming up with a way to sell a product he didn't like, and when asked if he would ever drink coffee, he said 'Maybe with a gun to my head.' The rest is history." Most, if not all, of these commercials were made on film, which means it is harder to archive Wilkins and Wontkins commercials, as there were hundreds of them. So far, only 30 to 45 minutes worth of Wilkins and Wontkins commercials are archived as of now until then. The original company the Wilkins and Wontkins commercials were aired for, Wilkins Coffee, was originated in 1899 by John H. Wilkins Sr. It is now owned by around 20 shareholders. Only a few commercials were in color, specifically ones with other brandings. With this now in mind, it is revealed that Wilkins was brown, and Wontkins was red (though Wontkins' red color is similar to Elmo's)

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  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    This themed pack of Cinemagraphic poster is for the 1968 film, Underworld Awakening.  
    Te posters come in both .gif  format.
     
    They can be used with the Virtual Poster app.

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  7. 12 Years A Slave

    12 Years A Slave
    This download contains cinemagraphic poster for the 2013 file 12 Years Slave movie.
    These posters are in .gif  format.

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  8. Taglines

    Taglines
    These slides, with pairs of question/answer images, will test whether you can name the movie by its promotional tagline. If you use a system that randomly picks slides, just use the answer images. Big hat tip to Tagline Guru for their list of the best!
    released: April 2012
    total slides: 60 (30 questions / 30 answers)
    resolution: 1280x720

    1,417 downloads

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  9. Critic's Corner

    Critic's Corner
    These new slides are some of my favorites to make. They feature the funniest lines from reviews of bad movies. I'll definitely be adding to this set!
    While everyone posts their favorite Ebert lines, quotes from other critics are harder to find. So feel free to forward any really good ones.
    (Bloom County fans will find a nice surprise in here!)
    released: April 2013; updated May 2013
    total slides: 13
    resolution: 1280x720

    408 downloads

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  10. old advertisement commercials

    a collection of old advertisement commercials

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  11. Box Office Champs

    Using data from Box Office Mojo, one of the best movie reference websites out there, these slides show the box office champion for every year they have data for (1980 to the 2014). Also included on the slide is the rest of the top ten for each year and how much each film made in its initial domestic theatrical release.
    released: April 2012; updated: March 2015
    total slides: 35
    resolution: 1280x720

    518 downloads

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