Vintage Anti-Drug Film Explains Addiction—With LEGOs

More

This totally bizarre film from the late '60s or '70s uses such a surreal parade of images to discourage drug use that it probably runs a risk of encouraging it instead. "Once you start some things, you just can't stop -- drugs are like that too," goes the song at the beginning of this excerpt, narrated by the singer and anti-gay activist Anita Bryant. She goes on to compare drugs to skipping, biting one's nails, stealing from the cookie jar, and rope swings. The film is available in its entirety at the Internet Archive, and there's a fun, four-minute remix by Tim Planagan on YouTube.

   
Stills from the film

For more films from the Internet Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/.

Via Laughing Squid. 

Jump to comments

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to a Seaside Town in Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Video

Just In