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Films Screened In 1962

Cable Jointing (J. Fitzsimons, 1960)
The film shows improved methods in cable jointing. Second Prize, Teaching Section, "for its clarity of exposition and efficiency in the use of step-by-step methods in its demonstrations". ... Read more

Cattle Ranch (Guy L. Coté, 1961)
An excellently photographed account of cattle life on a ranch in British Columbia. ... Read more

Celery Stalks at Midnight (John Whitney, 1957)
A spontaneous abstract composition intended to represent the joining in, on a music session, of one more instrument. ... Read more

Christ's Passion in Old Portuguese Paintings (Baptisto Rosa, 1961)
This colour film deals with the various stages of Our Lord's Passion as revealed in the most representative works of the Portuguese painters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. ... Read more

Close-Up On Kuwait (Rodney Giesler, Ibrahim Abu Nab, 1961)
A portrait of fabulous Kuwait — the now fully independent oil State — shown in its context of Arab tradition and the Mohammedan faith. We see how the one great natural resource, oil, has … Read more

Conference Room (B. Porter, 1962)
In strict time to an up-tempo tune a business conference is illustrated. First Prize, Experimental Section, "for a brief and witty story told through the clever matching of sound and image". ... Read more

Current Affairs (C. Wedel, Bent Barfod, 1961)
Using the technique of animation this film gives an account, both true and humorous, of the development of Sweden's supply of electrical power during the last fifty years. ... Read more

Dance Squared (René Jodoin, 1961)
In this film music, dance, shape and colour are combined to excite and enlarge the student's interest in mathematics. ... Read more

Days of My Years (Max de Haas, 1960)
Told without commentary or dialogue the film presents a fascinating photographed series of reminiscences of a man, of his boyhood and youth, drawing a moral on the future of the world. "Mention Speci… Read more

Delacroix (Anthony M. Roland, 1961)
A homage to Delacroix on the occasion of the centenary of his death. The image and music alone comment on what are mostly unpublished drawings and sketches. ... Read more

DESCRIPTION OF A STRUGGLE (Chris Marker, 1961)
Winner of the Golden Bear for the best long documentary film at the Berlin Film Festival, Chris Marker's film has been acclaimed both in France and Israel: "The best documentary on Israel, ever, and … Read more

Didjeridoo Difficulties (W. Copland, 1962)
A moral tale about an aboriginal chief who tries to learn the didjeridoo. Second Prize, Children's Film Section, "for its original charm and excellent puppetry". ... Read more

Drums Across the Lagoon (R. Boure, 1961)
Blue-green waters of tropic lagoons abound; the sun is everlastingly shining and we are surrounded by a warm-hearted and friendly people. The Cook Islands, administered by New Zealand, are the subjec… Read more

DUST ON THE BRAIN (Oyvind Vennerod, 1959)
A housing estate in one of Oslo's suburbs is the setting for this domestic comedy. In a spotless new apartment building lives Mrs. Randi Svendsen — comparatively young, comparatively happy &mda… Read more

Elle Court, Elle Court (Etienne Raik, 1953)
A graphic ballet executed by ball-points. ... Read more

European Rococo (Arno Schonberger, Halldor Soehner, 1958)
A survey of the development of European life in the eighteenth century of Rococo art which so powerfully affected South Germany and Central Europe. ... Read more

Film Exercise No. 4 (John Whitney, James Whitney, 1944)
The five film exercises produced by the Whitney brothers are among the most famous abstract films produced by American film artists. This is the longest and most complex. It is divided into four sect… Read more

Finland Designs For Living (U. Backstrom, 1960)
Four designers are shown at work on four types of product: metalware, textiles, ceramics and glass. The film ends with some beautiful examples of the work of these and other Finnish craftsmen. ... Read more

Fire in Castile (Jose Val del Omar, 1961)
A curious alchemy of lights and shades brings to life the fabulous carvings of the National Museum of Images in Valladolid and the altar of Medina de Rioseco. masterpieces by the Castilian sculptor A… Read more

Flower of the Sun (Sandor Sara, 1961)
A flower tries to reach the sun to be able to grow. This nature film was shown at the 1961 Film Festival in Mar del Plata. ... Read more

For Better, For Worse (John Halas, Peter Sachs, 1961)
Taking an average viewer as its champion, this cartoon demonstrates satirically how television can be a pleasure and a source of information or, if taken in too large a dose, can mesmerize and engulf… Read more

Frontiers (Dick Durance, 1960)
The film covers the history and rapid development in agriculture, industry, and cultural activity of the intermountain region in Utah and Idaho—one of the last frontiers in the United States. F… Read more

Gateway to a City (R. Johnston, 1962)
The brief history of Sydney's slummy waterfront, The Rocks, and a plan for its redevelopment. First Prize, Public Relations Section, "for its imaginative use of film in advancing the sponsor's propos… Read more

Gently Jenkins (K. M. Campbell, 1962)
Mr. Jenkins, a bank commissionaire, learns not to shout about bank service. Second Prize, T.V. Advertising Section, "for witty selling of the difficult-to-sell". ... Read more

GOODBYE DOVES (Yakov Segel, 1960)
The childish pastimes and hobbies of Genka, chief character of this film, give way as he approaches the formative years of adolescence. This is the time when the qualities of manhood develop and his … Read more

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