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Full Circle

UK, 1953 (MIFF 1954, New Ideas)

Director: Geoffrey Sumner

Shows the improved services and other benefits that oil brings to backward territories. The financial and technical resources of foreign lands have tapped the liquid wealth hidden below the surface of the earth. In return, a new prosperity and improved standard of living is being brought to the peoples of these formerly barren lands.

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Boogie Doodle

Canada, 1948
One of the earlier of the McLaren experimental films. An abstract film, made without the use of a camera, in which "boogie" played by Albert Amnions and "doodle*' drawn by Norman McLaren combine to m… More »

Conspiracy In Kyoto

USA, 1953
Conspiracy in Kyoto is based on one of the most famous of the narrative scrolls painted by the Japanese in the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries. This scroll, the Ban Dainagon, painted by Mitsunaga in 1… More »

Moving Spirit

UK, 1953
An amusing cartoon about the history of the motor car: the stationary steam engine is followed by the steam locomotive, the gas engine, and the internal combustion engine; car design is then traced f… More »

Song Of The Prairie

Czechoslovakia, 1951
This puppet film is a lively and effective parody of the false romanticism and shoddy adventure stories characteristic of Hollywood's fifth-rate Westerns. Jiri Trnka is one of the leading producers o… More »

Three American Ballads

USA, 1953
Humorous sketches and semi &ndash: abstract drawings are used to interpret the three ballads "Acres of Clams," "Old Dan Tucker," and "John Henry" as sung by Cisco Houston. ... The Variations and Fugu… More »

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