Director: Basil Wright, Bill Launder
Combines a series of impressions of the Thames from the mouth up to Kingston with a straightforward view of the daily routine of the Port. In the factual passages part of the commentary is spoken by a dockmaster and a docker; for the rest, the commentary takes the form of a poeticized prose.
The opening sequence gives a lyrical impression of the Camargue country at the mouth of the Rhone. The camera observation, the cutting, and music fuse into a nature poem as notable as Farrebique. As … More »
The Dutch landscape, houses, and people shown as reflections in water, with images inverted to give a flowing picture of city and countryside. Every object is distorted into a weird, often abstract, … More »
A satire on the pursuit of physical culture on the Santa Monica Beach. The special distinction of the film lies in its imaginative use of the sound track. ... More »