This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from 6 through 12 July. Anything in quotation marks is taken from the respective articles and lists; see their page histories for attribution.
Harta Berdarah(nominated by Crisco 1492) was a 1940 film from the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). The story tells of a young man who convinces a stingy pilgrim to be more charitable and, in the process, falls in love with the man's daughter; it is a cautionary tale about valuing money over social obligations and the needs of society. Sadly the film is now lost, although thanks to the work of Crisco 1492 we have a permanently accessible record of its background.
Fantastic Novels(nominated by Mike Christie) was an American minor science fiction and fantasy pulp magazine of the 1940s, a companion to Famous Fantastic Mysteries. Consisting of 25 editions, the magazine mostly reprinted science fiction and fantasy classics from earlier decades of the 20th century, but also occasionally published reprints of more contemporary work.
Mischief Makers(nominated by Czar) is a side-scrollingplatform video game that was developed in 1997 by Treasure and published by Enix and Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. The player assumes the role of Marina, a robotic maid who journeys to rescue her creator from the emperor of Planet Clancer. The game—displayed in "2½D"—received mixed reviews at the time of its release, perhaps because of the unpopularity of a 2D game during great hype for 3D technology.
John Barrymore on stage, screen and radio(nominated by SchroCat)John Barrymore was an American actor of stage, screen and radio who appeared in more than 40 plays, 60 films and 100 radio shows in a career that ran between 1904 and 1942. Nicknamed "the Great Profile", he was one of the finest and most influential actors of his day, although his career suffered in later years from monumental bouts of drinking, the effects of which included memory loss and the inability to remember his lines.
Blenduk Church(created and nominated by Chris Woodrich) The oldest church in Central Java, it was built in 1753 and continues to hold Sunday services. This image was nominated after its author felt that our readership was growing bored with temples.
Indonesian one rupiah(scanned and nominated by Godot13) This scan is of a one rupiah note, one of few featured banknotes from Godot13 that are not from the US. Most of these notes were captured, meaning a delay in circulation. Today, one rupiah would not buy you even a sip of water.
Khao Phing Kan(created by Diego Delso, nominated by Crisco 1492) Forty years ago, Scaramanga asked Bond how he liked this island. Bond may have thought it out of the way, but this image shows that is no longer true. Perhaps the beauty (and lack of 24 carat weapons) has changed things.
Time lapse of the Falkirk Wheel(created and nominated by Diliff) Not content to wow us with panoramas of churches, gifted photographer Diliff presents us with this time lapse video of the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. Reports that looped versions of this film have kept cats busy for hours are unconfirmed.
Together with four more beautiful church interiors, David Iliff presents us with this impressive time-lapse video of one rotation of the Falkirk Wheel; although each rotation takes around ten minutes, the video lasts ten seconds.