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Architecture of Japan

Japan (MIFF 1963, The Creative Spirit)

The development of Japanese architecture from the earliest indigenous style and through the period of Chinese influence to the present day, when the most modern designs still show traces of the traditional post and beam method of construction.

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Acropolis of Athens

A lucid exposition of the history of the various temples on the rock of the Acropolis of Athens, with close examination of architectural details. ... More »

Symphony in Glass

An interestingly conceived little film showing the work of Finnish designers, who look for inspiration in nature for the original forms which they adapt for their designs in glass. ... More »

Ballet in Chile

A report on the outstanding Ballet of the Chilean National Theatre at rehearsals and at a performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana". ... More »

Old Crocodile, The

Renowned Japanese animator Koji Yamamura uses the original story and illustrations of Leopold Chauveau to tell the sad tale of the Old Crocodile, expelled from his family for eating his ... More »

Twilight Saloon

Altman and Truffaut spring to mind at various times in this lovely, exuberant film. Taking place in the eponymous saloon, [Twilight Saloon] offers a fondly observed group-portrait of 1950s' Japan ... More »

Yoshiwara The Pleasure Quarter

A glorious, dynamic melodrama written by Mizoguchi collaborator Yoda Yoshikata, [Yoshiwara: The Pleasure Quarter] ranks among Uchida's finest films. ... A successful textile industrialist from the ... More »

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