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Othello was filmed over many months, in ... many places and under trying conditions. ... The start was made in 1949: rehearsals in ... Paris, costumes fitted in Rome, players sum- ... moned to Morocco. Desdemona was murdered in a disused chapel in Viterbo, Emilia, in a studio in Rome; locations ... Read more
A large collection of children's toys are used as the basis for a fast-moving animated impression of a circus parade. ... Read more
A full account of one of the most splendid of the annual ceremonial events in Britain's calendar - the State Opening of Parliament by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - recorded for the first time on colour film. ... Read more
Goopy is a singer who cannot sing and he meets Bagha, a drummer, after they have both been driven from their respective villages. They sing and play to disperse their fears during ... a night in the forest, but only succeed in raising ghosts and bringing great joy to their night. So the ghost king ... Read more
On November 12, 1919, Ross and ... Keith Smith prepared to leave ... Hounslow, England, in a Vickers ... Vimy plane and Fly 11,000 miles to ... Darwin .... ... Read more
By using camera movement and editing techniques the film animates the series of paintings "The Black Man and His Bride" by Arthur Boyd, which tells the story of an Aborigine and his half-caste bride. ... Read more
The Devil's General, made in 1955, has won several Festival awards; it unites many of West Germany's leading talents of today &ndash: the director, Helmut Kautner; the stars, Curd Jiirgens and Marianne Koch; the production company, Real Studios - - in a work of high technical quality. ... The film ... Read more
Centred around two derelict barges, this poetic nature film captures some aspects of the Jives of birds living on the shores of Port Phillip Bay. ... Read more
The History of the Cinema presents a humourous record of moving pictures from the earliest beginnings to today. ... Read more
In the first film he has scripted for himself, Alec Guinness chose to adapt for the screen this seemingly impossible novel, "The Horse's Mouth'" by Joyce Cary. The story purports to be written by Gulley Jimson, a perpetually hard-up, vagabond artist, who relishes his running battle with society in ... Read more
The Man Who Loved Women is the second film of François Truffaut to be presented at this year's festival. It demonstrates a quite different aspect of the directorial personality of this most remarkable of modern French directors. ... The film centres on the life of Bertrand Morane, a well-off ... Read more
Wilhout commentary, this powerful comment on conformity shows a human chain passing by. Those who break it are shot. ... Read more
Portrays the vast brown coal undertaking at Yallourn, the heart of Victoria's Electric Power System, and the thousands of workers going about their jobs during a normal day-time shift. ... Read more
A fantasy about a small boy and the loss of a prized possession. A little boy wins a kid at the hoop-la stall of a country show. The goat is stolen by two other boys when he is taking it home and most of the film is of his adventures searching for it. He at first has the help of a friendly ... Read more
Formation flying and aerobatics by the famous R.A.F. squadron are rapidly edited and coupled with a pulsating sound track to create an exciting experience. ... Read more
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With good visuals and a pertinent commentary, this film shows the various hazards connected with boilermaking. ... Read more
A comprehensive survey of the many services provided by the Australian Broadcasting Commission to its local and overseas listeners, presented in the form of a tour of a typical day's activities both inside and outside the broadcasting studios. ... Read more
Spain in the I920's - decaying morally and socially. A world filled by norms and relationships that have outlived their time and assumed dangerously reactionary proportions, form the background to the latest film by Luis Bunuel - the first since his return to Spain after long years of exile. ... Read more
With this film it would seem that the so-called ‘neo realist' movement in Italian film production reached its zenith. Political influence and the growing concern of the Italian film industry with markets abroad have shaped the course of later productions more towards less uncompromising subjects ... Read more
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