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Films In 1936

Birth of the Robot is an early animated puppet film made by experimental New Zealand/Britain/USA-Based director Len Lye (1901-1980).Lye was a truely multi disciplanary artist whose work ranged from experimental films through painting, prose peotry and kinetic sculpture to slightly strange genetic ... Read more
This was one of the first films to be made without the use of a camera. Len Lye was a pioneer in the use of abstract colour images as counterpoint to a musical soundtrack. Frame divisions are ignored and the artist paints his deigns along the length of the film. The image thrown on the screen is ... Read more
The Plow was the first to use the film medium to bring alive a national subject on a sponsored basis, in the same way as had been done earlier in Britain, As a first film, it had many of the faults which we can now see were characteristic of the early British documentaries; over complex editing, no ... Read more
The change of title wrought by Ophuls ... in his adaptation of Andre-Paul Antoine's play The Enemy epitomizes his deliberate softening of the original to suit his sincere feeling for sentimentality. “ln it can be found the latest influences of expressionism: its fractionizing of people and ... Read more
An important film to show in the 90s with the smoking debate so prevalent. We can watch, with some amusement, the development of an industry so good for Australia, and listen to a commentary declare tobacco can bring contentment to our elderly citizens. ... 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
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