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One of the earlier of the McLaren experimental films. An abstract film, made without the use of a camera, in which "boogie" played by Albert Amnions and "doodle*' drawn by Norman McLaren combine to make a rhythmic, brightly coloured film experiment. ... Read more
Conspiracy in Kyoto is based on one of the most famous of the narrative scrolls painted by the Japanese in the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries. This scroll, the Ban Dainagon, painted by Mitsunaga in 1175, is the story of an innocent man, unjustly accused of a capital crime, who wins his vindication ... Read more
Shows the improved services and other benefits that oil brings to backward territories. The financial and technical resources of foreign lands have tapped the liquid wealth hidden below the surface of the earth. In return, a new prosperity and improved standard of living is being brought to the ... Read more
An amusing cartoon about the history of the motor car: the stationary steam engine is followed by the steam locomotive, the gas engine, and the internal combustion engine; car design is then traced from the "horseless carriage" of the 1880's to the mass-produced automobile of the present day. ... Read more
This puppet film is a lively and effective parody of the false romanticism and shoddy adventure stories characteristic of Hollywood's fifth-rate Westerns. Jiri Trnka is one of the leading producers of puppet films in Europe, his work including both short films, such as the Song of the Prairie and ... Read more
Humorous sketches and semi &ndash: abstract drawings are used to interpret the three ballads "Acres of Clams," "Old Dan Tucker," and "John Henry" as sung by Cisco Houston. ... The Variations and Fugue on the Theme of Purcell by Benjamin Britten, introduced by Dr. Malcolm Sargent and played by the ... Read more
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