Airport in the Jet Age ( This 1962 film shows schoolchildren how an airport runs and all the different kinds of jobs people do in it. Since its Encyclopedia Brittanica, the narration is rather dry, but the visuals just scream early 60s, a time when flying was really special, and people would go to the airport just to watch the jets take off and land (I should know; my family did this). There’s also an innocence about this film that makes it ripe fodder for msting; I came up with some great jokes without half trying. I suppose kids nowadays have to watch “Airport in the Age of Terrorism” (“Here’s where all the passengers take off their shoes, so the safety workers can check for bombs. This woman is getting her bra padded down.”). Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.

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