A documentary about some of the thousands of inventions that did things we never thought needed doing, or in ways we never considered doing them. A respectful, yet humorous tribute to the inventors whose vision, however far-reaching, was just a little off the mark.
I found the movie at google video and it turned out that my version was ripped from there. I will therefore no longer host the torrent, but you can see the movie at googlevideo, if you like.
Gizmo is a tribute to humankind's pursuit of progress and the inventive spirit. "Invention" in this film is a pretty loose term - you see strange contraptions, and you also see people doing amazing (and odd) things with their bodies. Most of the footage is in black and white and looks like it was gathered from old newsreels. Unforgettable sequences include flying machines complete with flapping wings, "human flies" climbing skyscrapers without ropes, a whiskey distillery that ages whiskey "100 million times faster than nature", and the topper is a woman who has rediscovered what she calls the "ancient greek cosmic laws of flight". This film is pure magic - I have watched it countless times and I laugh just thinking about some of the scenes. So many of the people in this film should have tried their inventions out before calling the newspaper out to film them. Some of the failures are just spectacular! Also definitely worth mentioning is the soundtrack which is fantastic. Almost every segment of the film is accompanied by a great song which helps to set the mood and really adds to its replay value. If you come across a copy of Gizmo, definitely check it out - adults and children will both really enjoy it. (imdb)
Unfortunately the 5 min intro is gone from this version, as the ripper chopped it of for a reason unknown. Instead there is a fun clip in the end, which features the editor of the movie at the talkshow Late Night with David Letterman (as far as I can tell). I am sorry that the movie isn't of the best quality, but it sure is fun anyway! If you can upload a better version of the movie, do it and tip me, please :)
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