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Films Screened In 1964

Annelie und Andrew Thorndike, directors of the notable compilation films, The German Story and Operation Teutonic Sword, have now produced, after more than four years of research, The Russian Miracle. The first part of the film utilising old films — some completely unknown, others rescued ... Read more
B.B.C. television interviewers seek out headmasters and teachers working in Britain's vast educational system to discuss the advantages or drawbacks of the various types of schools Passionate personal views are pro nounced in favour or against certain systems of teaching — be it for the ... Read more
An abstract art film showing large scale mobile sculp­tures, moving to the beat of jazz, and photographed against ihe background of clouds and Cologne's industrial skyline. The sculptures are by Harry Kramer, a German artist who lives in Paris. ... Read more
A children's film using paper cut-outs. The story is aboul the trials and tribulations of an orphan boy who is finally saved from his tormentor by the Spirit of Genseng. ... Read more
In adolescence ail individuals display a tendency to see themselves as greater and stronger than they may later prove to be under the stress of pain or disillusion. With maturity this superior image, the 'super-ego', is buried and the circumstances which prevented the achievement of greatness are ... Read more
A young girl is anxiously awaiting a letter. the seasons go by, but it fails to come. Losing all hope, she agrees to go out with a fellow student - an then the letter arrives... ... Read more
N.B.C's memorial to Gary Cooper emerges a com­prehensible and authentic portrait, hewn to a simple theme, that the man who portrayed folk heroes in motion pictures had, himself, become a folk hero — America's ideal of the ideal American, "both physically and spiritually tall". ... The ... Read more
The action of the film takes place during the years after the war in a small Rumanian village. In this arid hilly area, where famine ravaged the population and the lack of rain mined all the crops, Prisacaru, an old overseer, enriched by the war, returns to settle in the village. The money he has ... Read more
With original stylisation, this humorous anecdote tells of the price paid for his curiosity by a little man who tries to enter another castle which is being built in front of his own. ... Read more
An unforgettable study of a ferocious battle fought between the inhabitants of a Macedonian village and a blood thirsty wolf. ... Read more
A unique record of a seventy-hour struggle between tubercle bacilli and white blood corpuscles, taken in time -lapse motion under an electron microscope at 12,000 magnification. ... Read more
This celebrated novel by Francois Mauriac was adapted for the screen by the author himself and by his son Claude, critic of "Le Figaro Literaire". The films director is Georges Franju who has previously given us the celebrated short films, Les sang des betes and Hotel des Invalides. ... Therese ... Read more
Every day Ihe minds and emotions of Britain's citizens are changed by the coming and going of thirty million letters. This lively and colourful film shows how this mass of letters is distributed. The conversational sallies of the post office employees add spice to the commentary. ... Read more
This zestful nature film shows the removal of the surplus white rhino population of the nature reserve in Natal to other national parks and for exportation to zoos all over the world. ... Read more
A woman's thoughts about the meaning of her existence and its fulfilment, are told in powerful images and without a upoken word. ... Read more
This production covers twenty four hours in the Czech ghetto of Theresienstadt, depicting the events and procedures before the departure of another transpoit for Auschwitz. The action involves various Jewish individuals and SS policemen; yet this isn't just another concentration camp film. ... Read more
A cinematographic essay on the oil paintings and water-colours of the most important period of Turner's work: the last 25 years of his life. The selections used illus­trate the painter's influence on contemporary art. ... Read more
In 1925 two German films in particular had immediate and widespread influence on motion picture technique: Variety, which showed that the camera couId be put to outstanding uses, and The Last Laugh which emphasized fluidity and eliminated captions. Both starred Emil Jannings and both brought a ... Read more
A warning to members of pampered communities against shutting their eyes to what is going on outside their own country. Motto: Even if you take no interest in politics, be sure that politics take an interest in you! ... Read more
The film was designed as an introduction to art appre­ciation through analysis and comparison of great paintings of all periods. ... Read more
Adam is the only man who associated with only one woman. As the number of women increased there came a time when man possessed a harem. King Shahriar held the record, with an affair with a different maid each night until he met the wily Scheherezade . . . The famous legend of Shuhrinr and ... Read more
This is an amusing cartoon making a plea for thrift in the household, and fewer children in the house. ... Read more
Through sequences caught from life, the film follows the development of speech, from the first cry of the newborn infant to the articulate speech of the 4-year-old. ... Read more
A candid camera report on a bout at the Montreal Forum where the star wrestlers play to the house and the fans are not above lending a hand themselves. ... Read more
This a love poem to a young girl of Budapest . It discovers the beauty in every movement of the beloved, holds and eternalizes her passing smile, finds her everywhere, follows her moods. ... Read more
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