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Programme 24

An amusing collection of fourteen animated TV 'spots', made with imaginative use of design, drawings, musical scores and wit. The film includes five award-winning designs. Some people actually turn on these commercials. ... Read more
A documentary abstraction recorded ... at night in Los Angeles backed by ... the music of Stockhausen. It is a ... preliminary effort to organise camera ... and audio images through a cybernetic ... editing model and a digital computer. ... Read more
Belgium Television was persuaded to co-operate in making this film at the time when the famous blues singer, Big Bill Bronzy, was in Brussels for a concert. It is set in an actual existentialist-type jail cellar, and consists simply of Bronzy singing against this background. The photographic ... Read more
A T.V. tale of the benefits of briquettes set to a calypso melody. ... Read more
She was only a fisherman's daughter, but when she got hooked she got netted. A Hindu in Southern India, she grows up to love her father's partner, a Muslim. So the fisherman catches her a sturdy Hindu orphan lad to keep the tradition pure, and dutifully she marries him. Then the fisherman swindles ... Read more
Sosiko's parents had sent their son to study in Paris. He comes home with the camera of the Lumiere brothers. The young man wanders through the streets of Tiflis photographing ever so many scenes: the flight of a balloon, a stage performance in the Metechskij Fortress and his beloved and delightful ... Read more
A panoramic trip across America by helicopter, with commentary on histonc monuments and land sites. ... Read more
This is an experiment, using the aesthetic aspects of a physical phenomenon to create pleasing and varied patterns on film. ... Read more
In 1959, General Della Rovere received the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Festival and the O.I.C.C. Award; thus, it is the first significant film to be made in many years by the noted director of Open City. ... The story belongs to the time of the German occupation of Northern Italy. Bertone, a ... Read more
Guissepina, the daughter of a filling station proprietor in Northern Italy, observes the varied passengers of assorted vehicles as they pull up for petrol. The humour and pretenceless setting of the story makes it into a public relations film with a difference. ... Read more
The extraordinary patterns of a city highway set to music. Visually, it consists of three main sections, a swift dash along the elevated highways set to the blare of rock'n'roll; a more temperate drive In the growing shadows set to swingy blues; and, as rock and roll cuts in again, a final headlong ... Read more
Originally intended as part of a full-length cartoon, based on Jules Verne's "Round the World in Eighty Days", this film was edited from material made in Paris before the war. It treats with wit and imagination the Indian episode in the adventures of Phileas Fogg and his servant, Passepartout. ... Read more
"This little film is mad but magnificent." wrote English film critic Paul Dehn. Entirely photographed and recorded in three hours at a leading New York dance hall, it is a record of the excitement of the dancers, edited into twenty minutes of frenzy. ... Read more
Mister Lewis has something on his mind ... he cannot get into the bathroom in the morning! ... Read more
A daring critique of society based on the life-story of the blond courtesan Rosemarie Nitribitt, who also ran a profitable blackmailing sideline. Rosemarie was found murdered in her luxury apartment in Frankfurt in 1957, and the producers wasted no time developing this credible but fictitious story ... Read more
A documentary of the thousand mile trek of a Taureg tribe salt caravan in the Sahara Desert. The eight week trip is highlighted by a large sand-storm and tribesmen's struggles with the recalcitrant camels which are perpetually wandering off. ... Read more
This is the story of a divorce, and of the events that led up to it. In her small house, a young woman is spending her last hours with her little boy, before his father claims him for custody. Both she and her ex-husband, on his way to Athens, are haunted by their past life together. In flashbacks ... Read more
The adventures of an erotic cat. ... Read more
Mark Catesby came to Williamsburg in 1712 for a visit with his sister. Thoroughly fascinated by the fauna and flora of the New World, he extended his stay for seven years, during which time he wrote and illustrated his two-volume natural history of the birds, animals, plants, reptiles and fish he ... Read more
A shy boy feels lost in the night clubs of Paris. ... Read more
Rover's Kennel catches fire, much to the lamb's concern, but mother sheep comes to the rescue. ... Read more
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