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Waters of Time

UK, 1951 (MIFF 1953, In Poetic Style)

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.

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Le Sel de la Terre

France, 1951
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 »

Mirror of Holland

Netherlands, 1950
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 »

Muscle Beach

USA, 1948
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 »

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