Skip to main content

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

USA, 1958 (MIFF 1960, Programme 15)

Director: Stuart Hanisch

The pressures of everyday living are shown in almost clinical manner. In tight, highly condensed images, the film describes a day in the life of an American middle class family, surrounded by the machines, gadgets and impersonal offices that consume their time and leave them empty handed. Impressing the viewer with the inroads the machine has made on his daily activities and thus, his personal and emotional life, it scathingly suggests the loneliness, the banality, the mechanisation.

See also...

Moonbird

A colour cartoon on the fantasy of childhood. Two small boys, armed with rope, cage and bait, embark upon a nighttime expedition to capture the nocturnal bird. A bird does finally appear. Making ... More »

The Bird

A wry fable of a man's encounter with a girl - and the gruesome aftermath. ... More »

Hard to Windward

An account of the 680 miles Sydney-Hobart yacht race. Covering the race, from the preparation and start on Sydney Harbour to its finish, the camera travels with the yachts and reports the conditions ... More »

DUET FOR CANNIBALS

Novelist, film and social critic, Susan Sontag's first film is described as a psychological drama of four people, in which an older couple exercises its will and power over two students, and ... More »

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN

For many years, in the name of social realism. a sterile view imposed itself upon Soviet cinema. Now, by contrast, certain directors have returned to the stylistic elements of the great silent Soviet ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director