The Greatest Educational Film Ever

I remember watching this movie (WARNING: link to a large file) during my sophomore year of college. It now appears that some folks at Kenyon College plan to do a remake. For those of you too lazy to follow the links, the movie depicts protein synthesis using people acting out the roles of mRNA, tRNA, amino acids, ribosomes, and other assorted players. And it was made in 1971. And it involved interpretive dance. And hippies. Good shit, yo.

(Via Neil Saunders.)


  1. #1 Jonathan Ehrich
    May 16, 2006

    Thankyouthankyouthankyou. I’ve been obsessively looking for a copy of this online for three years now.

  2. #2 techne
    May 16, 2006

    !!! a remake?! No way can it match the wonderful hippieness of the original, but what an idea! And you are hired for linking to a digitized version.

  3. #3 coturnix
    May 19, 2006

    What Happened to the link?

  4. #4 RPM
    May 19, 2006

    They may have taken the link down because it was taking up way too much bandwidth (a lot of people were linking to it). I saved a copy on my hard drive, but I’m not too keen to post it on ScienceBlogs due to the ginormous size of the file. The story is stil up, but the link to the video file gives a “404 Not Found” error. Maybe someone is willing to post a version they saved to their private webpage.

  5. #5 Anonymous
    May 19, 2006

    Why don’t you put a torrent up (bittorrent)? That way the bandwidth usage will be shared.

  6. #6 Rey
    May 19, 2006

    Is it in the public domain?

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