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The History of Cinema

UK, 1956 (MIFF 1957, Programme 1)

Director: John Halas

The History of the Cinema presents a humourous record of moving pictures from the earliest beginnings to today.

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The Insolent Matador

An unsuccessful matador achieves the downfall of his rival — whose renown depends updn the shortsightedness of his bulls — by placing a pair of spectacles on the animal in the arena. ... More »

The Cultured Ape

This cartoon tells of a flute-playing ape, who in his tree in the jungle dreams of leading a civilised life among people who appreciate music. ... However, after being introduced into society he ... More »

The Question

The ideological confusion that sets in when one tries to answer fundamental questions in life. ... More »

The Christmas Visitor

A cartoon film which belongs wholly to the spirit of a child's Christmas. Having entered in traditional fashion by the chimney and filled the children's stockings, Father Christmas rests his weary ... More »

Moonstruck

A paper sculpture film telling how Top Dog, a rocket inventor, uses various tricks to inveigle Snap into going to the Moon and their subsequent adventures after he persuades him there is a bone there. More »

Birds, Bees and Storks

A father reveals, with great embarrass­ment, the facts of life to his son. ... More »

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