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Films Screened In 1961

A journey through Space and time — the story of man's mastering of the patterns and dimensions of that cosmos in which the earth is a minute speck. With superb photography, imaginative commentary and script, we travel amongst the stars and are shown worlds undreamed of. ... Read more
The film is set in a small Dutch village at the begining of this century. The central figure of this macabre and Rabelaisian story is the doctor who, when off duty, prefers, the friendship of the local boatman and poacher (who narrates the film) to that of the pompous and inane burgomaster and the ... Read more
The film tells Van Gogh's life story and his tragic struggle against poverty and madness by means of excerpts from his letters to his beloved brother, Theo, using as its visual material the artist's paintings and scenes taken at localities in which he lived and worked. ... Read more
A visual interpretation of the Viscount Song, using design in place of narrative. ... Read more
An unusual interpretation of the swagman's suicide story, atmospherically staged and sung. ... Read more
Wellington's headquarters still stand m the peaceful village of Waterloo; Napoleon's army tent, swords, flags are on display in the museum where visitors are shepherded past wax figures, paintings, firearms, and even skeletons collected from the fields. The camera takes in the silent, brooding ... Read more
Faith in the survival of the Jewish people is expressed wilh the use of a few candles and a telling soundtrack in this brief symbolic film. ... Read more
Dostoevsky's famous bitter sweet story - of the girlwho wails 'or the return of her lover from abroad, wandering through the night streets of St Petersburg, and finding temporary consolation in the friendship of a dreamer who falls in love with her - has inspired several film versions, the most ... Read more
The first western star, William S. Hart, produced, directed his own films, and appeared in all of them as the lead. In this study of his work, we see extensive extracts from two of his sagas: Tumbleweeds and Hell's Hinges. Hart himself appears on the screen, introducing a re-issued version oi ... 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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