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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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Children and Cars

Selected comments by children show that the motor car has now become accepted as an integral part of the family unit. Child-like drawings illustrate their remarks; the film then gradually expands ... 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 »

The Question

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

Painter and Poet, No 4: John Gilpin

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. 4: John Gilpin (by ... More »

Automania 2000

A sardonic caitoon which elaboiates upon the wonders and advantages of automation. The height of civilisation is finally reached with the invention of the car which can reproduce itself. ... More »

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