Part of Jailbreak Programme 1

Das magische Band

Ferdinand Khittl

(West-Germany 1959, 21 min)

Produced at the occasion of the 25th anniversary of magnetic tape production at the German chemical company BASF, Das magische Band (The Magic Tape) tells the history of magnetic recording – from the early telegraphone to modern videotape and digital data storage. More an audiovisual essay than an industrial film in the classical sense, Ferdinand Khittl’s multi-awarded BASF film explores the wide spectrum of electronic media by the means of the medium itself.


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