Skip to main content

Wire for Sound

USA, 1962 (MIFF 1963, The Inquiring Mind)

Director: Paul Cohen

A film, on the manufacture of a telecommunications cable, which has been designed as a aesthetic experience - colour, motion and inherent continuity speak for themselves. Award: First Prize, New York Festival.

See also...

Incredible Machine

A dramatic introduction to what could become a major art form in the future: electronics. Computers synthesise speech, song, painting, design prototypes, and even make films - though not this one ... More »

Light

An experiment in film design showing light in its many forms, its changing moods, and its effect on the senses. ... More »

PART TIME GOD

One of the surprises of this year's programme looks like being Paul Cohen's Part Time God, a challenging and extremely original work about the origins of the earth, free will and human endeavour. ... More »

The Information Machine

A sophisticated and amusing demonstration of the relationship between man's creative activity and one of his most recent tools, the electronic computer. Award: Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival. ... More »

The Question Tree

A strikingly imaginative examination of man's age-old curiosity about the world around him, and where this curiosity has led him. The story of how the intelligent asking of questions leads to ... More »

Introduction to Feedback

The cycle of measuring, evaluating and correcting in electronic data-processing equipment is called feedback. This film is an ingenious visualization of these concepts. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director