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A is for Architecture

Canada, 1959 (MIFF 1960, Programme 10)

Director: Robert Verrall, Gerald Budner

A study of the aesthetics and achievements of architecture through the ages by means of animation. Through the brushes of artists we pass from the ancient temples of the Nile to the skyscrapers of today and we see how buildings reflect the values and sentiments of each age. In the irregular skyline of our modern cities is seen to linger the influence of past centuries.

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The Grasshopper and the Ant

UK, 1955
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A Far Cry

UK, 1958
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The Cry of Jazz

USA, 1959
The Cry of Jazz makes a complete about-face in American documentary, from a passive, objective democratic or "simple humanist'' approach to a personal, passionate, active one. It is an essay film, wi… More »

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