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Melbourne Southern City

Australia, 1956 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

Director: Eric Thompson

"London on the Thames, Paris on the Seine... Melbourne on the Yarra..." an auspicious opening for a film on Melbourne. In 1956 with the Olympic Games on the doorstep the DOI produced several films about Melbourne. The main film was to he Olympic City, make in two versions, in Eastmancolour, Cinemascope and stereophonic sound with final recording in London. The Cinemascope version, finished in 1955, became Melbourne Olympic City. After further shooting in late 1955, the Ferrania colour film became Melbourne Southern City.

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