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Films Screened In 1954

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This is a good example of a religious promotional film. There is nothing spectacular about it: no highly paid artist,' acted parts, and no elaborate sets were used in its production. But the film command; the interest and grips the attention of every body who has viewed it. ... The Bible, how it ... Read more
The most striking quality of Carl Dreyer's "The Passion of Joan of Arc" is its uniqueness in that no film before or since has been made with such complete singleness of purpose, and few directors have been given such complete freedom of personal creation. Joan of Arc is the closest, most intimately ... Read more
It is still rare for a scientist of note to concern himself directly with films for popular education in science. Professor Jan Calabek is not only a scientist who appreciates the value of such popular education but also a most accomplished cinematographer. The result here is a beautifully made ... Read more
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With "The Wanderer" Rossellini abandoned for the first time his theme of postwar conditions to make a simple and beautiful film. It is dedicated to the art of Anna Magnani, who is the only professional actress in the cast and is never absent from the screen. Her part is that of a simple-minded ... Read more
One of the world's masterpieces is the famous mediaeval altar of Krakow's Church of St. Mary, completed by the sculptor Stwosz in 1489. During World War 2, the Nazis shipped the altar to Nuremberg. In 1943, it was returned to Krakow and the Polish Government undertook the costly task of restoration. Read more
The dramatic story of how new life was brought to the immense desert of the Sudan by harnessing the waters of the River Nile, and creating such fertile country as that of the Gezira Cotton Scheme: how this achievement was brought about by means of a partnership with the Sudanese people; and how ... 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
Jean Renoir produced this delightful little cameo, adapting it from one of Guy de Maupassant's short stories. It is the story ol a French family picnicing in the country. A typical Parisian family seek the quiet and solitude ol the charming French country¬side in a late 19th Century setting ... Read more
Designed for use by social, culture and welfare agencies enlisting volunteer workers. Emphasizes that too many people expect that all social services are the responsibility of federal, state and municipal departments, whereas much of this work is the responsibility of the people themselves. ... Read more
The story of how machines made a “boom” town with factories running at top speed &nash: and then how more machines broke the prosperity of the town, bringing misery and unemployment to its inhabitants. ... Read more
A record of observations on bee behaviour made in England by Dr. O G. Butler and Mr. J. B. Free working at the Rathamsted Experimental Station. ... Read more
A blend of fact and fantasy, set in the land of the Lapps in northernmost Sweden. In a schoolhouse young Nils sits dreamily longing that lie might go with the older Lapps on their yearly migration to the mountains. Presently the boy dozes, and in his dream the voice of the Wind from the West speaks ... Read more
World Without End shows the work being carried out in undeveloped countries by the workers of UNESCO and organiza¬tions connected with it. ... First we travel to Mexico, to the island of Yunuen on Lake P'atzcuaro. The level of the lake is falling and the fish are becoming fewer. The land is ... Read more
A documentary film issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous creative artist and painter, Mikolas Alesh. ... Read more
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