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Films Screened In 1960

This impression of the B.B.C. at work covers a 24 hour period: from the last news bulletin at midnight to an experimental colour television test just after midnight on the following night. News bulletins are read; disc jockeys play records; the director of the European Service confers with his ... Read more
An animated commercial for Tip-Top Bread. ... Read more
In the spring of 1946 a great migration of landless peasants took place in Yugoslavia, organised by the government; a movement from the arid, rocky areas to the fertile plains of Voyvodina. Owing to the acute shortage of passenger trains, people travelled in freight cars, together with what few ... Read more
The problems of assimilating the aborigines in the Northern Territory are shown, with something of what the Commonwealth Government is doing to help these people, through the N.T. Administration's Welfare Department. ... Read more
An account of the engineering feat, carried out by Thomas A. Walker between 1872 and 1886, as a result of which the unique pumping system was established which still keeps the Severn Tunnel free of water. ... Read more
Using photo-animation techniques, this publicity film advertises Shell petrols that contain I.C.A. ... Read more
Wakefield Express was commissioned to celebrate the newspaper's fiftieth anniversary. It tells something of the history and the current operation of the paper and devotes itself to the subjects which occupy the reporters on the "Express" and its associated newspapers: the communal life of a group ... Read more
Shot in and around a youth club in Kennington, a London suburb, pitched between the dry discipline of social documentary and a toughly optimistic personal impression, We are the Lambeth Boys approaches its characters with directness and unaffected sympathy. These boys and girls speak up for ... Read more
Across the world on a variety of ships go the products of the I.C.I. Nobel plant on the Scottish west coast. We see, to the accompaniment of jazz music, their manufacture by automatic machinery. With calypso music, flashing colours and deft hands, girls assemble the lead wires to the detonators ... Read more
This film, which has participated in the Borgama, Venice and Edinburgh Festivals, is about the inquietude of youth in a rural community lacking recreational facilities. ... Luciano cannot understand that his children have to play or that young men need recreation; all his life he has had to work ... Read more
One of the few Rumanian films shown in Australia, When the Mist is Lifting, like Stars, deals with the theme that each person must make a contribution to the prevention of wars. ... The story is set during the Second World War. The young man is dying on the front. Shells are exploding all around ... Read more
So much has already been written about Pather Panchali and Aparajito that Ray's trilogy was destined for classic status even before the release of the third instalment, and the various influences - Renoir, De Sica, Donskoi and Ozu - have long since been traced and named. ... Now that World of Apu ... Read more
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