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Films In 1936

Birth of the Robot (Len Lye, 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 e… Read more

Colour Box (Len Lye, 1936)
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… Read more

Plow That Broke The Plains (Pare Lorentz, 1936)
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 w… Read more

TENDER ENEMY (Max Ophuls, 1936)
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. … Read more

Tobacco (, 1936)
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 … Read more

Une Partie de Campagne (Jean Renoir, 1936)
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 se… Read more

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