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Painter and Poet, No. 3: In Time of Pestilence

UK, 1951 (MIFF 1953, Experimental Films)

Director: Thomas Nashe

Four short films (Nos. 1 and 2 were shown at Olinda) made for the Festival of Britain. Paintings and drawings were specially executed to match the poems.

Painter and Poet, No. 3: In Time of Pestilence (by Thomas Nashe. Narrator: Robert Harris. Drawings: Michael Ayrton) and The Pythoness (by Kathleen Raine. Narrator: Mary Morris. Drawings: Henry Moore). Produced by John Halas for the British Film Institute. Camera: W. Traylor and R. Turk. Editor: jack King. Music: Matyas Seiber. B&W, 16 mm, Sd, 5 mins.

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