How the Ear Functions (1942)

16 Dec
Director  Karl Kurt Bosse
Producer  Knowledge Builders
Contributors
Length  11 min
B&W/Color  b&w
UO Library Catalog description:  Explains the ear structure and its mechanism, showing how sound waves are received by the inner ear, where they are converted into nerve impulses. Includes photography and animated drawings.
Call # FILM Ma1
Genre  instructional
Rare  yes
Online  yes; Internet Archive
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no

Notes:

A popular Prelinger Archive entry; the film has some technically unastounding but atmospherically ambitious animation, including a startling shot in which a skull pulsates through an illustrated face as part of a transition. Bosse’s other films include How the Eye Functions.

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