When Krasker moved to Mugar Library we took THOUSANDS of 16mm films with us! For many years Krasker ran a rental service, supplying schools across the United States with educational films. While many of the reels have grown brittle and red-tinted with age, current BU students, staff and faculty can view most of our 16mm collection at our facility. (Note: 16mm titles are for research purposes only and are not available for classroom delivery.)
An artistic snap of our 16mm films, shortly after arriving at Mugar.
Cliff Robertson was truly one of the last great leading men of the Studio Contract Era. One of his most notable early roles was playing a pre-White House John F. Kennedy in the wartime biopic PT 109 (pictured above). Often playing the prototypical rugged “man’s man,” Robertson broke type in 1968′s Charly. An adaptation of Daniel Keyes’ novella Flowers for Algernon, Charly tells the story of a mentally-challenged factory worker who is given the chance to become a genius by participating in a medical experiment. His sensitive and at times haunting portrayal of Charly earned Robertson an Academy Award for Best Actor. Robertson enjoyed a prolific career on television as well as in movies, and in recent years gained a new generation of fans as Uncle Ben Parker in the latest Spider-Man film franchise