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Films In 1953

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From the mountains of Yugoslavia the rocky shores meet the sea in wonderful landscapes and towns. Old towns, lonely castles and mountain spurs wrapped in cloud confront the traveller on every journey. ... Read more
Filmed largely on location in 1953 in villages in West Sumatra (the region of the matri-lineal Minangkabau people), Djayakusuma's The Tiger From Tjampa is still highly regarded today as an early, fine portrayal in a fiction film, of aspects of a traditional regional culture.Set in the 1930s, and ... Read more
According to the filmmaker "it is a new psychological film which is pure Freudian in tone". Traces an individual's conflict between sex and religion. ... Read more
One of the world's masterpieces is the famous mediaeval altar of Krakow's Church of St. Mary, completed by the sculptor Stwosz in 1489. During World War 2, the Nazis shipped the altar to Nuremberg. In 1943, it was returned to Krakow and the Polish Government undertook the costly task of restoration. Read more
The dramatic story of how new life was brought to the immense desert of the Sudan by harnessing the waters of the River Nile, and creating such fertile country as that of the Gezira Cotton Scheme: how this achievement was brought about by means of a partnership with the Sudanese people; and how ... Read more
Humorous sketches and semi &ndash: abstract drawings are used to interpret the three ballads "Acres of Clams," "Old Dan Tucker," and "John Henry" as sung by Cisco Houston. ... The Variations and Fugue on the Theme of Purcell by Benjamin Britten, introduced by Dr. Malcolm Sargent and played by the ... Read more
Made as part of a road safety campaign this film, with its concern for responsibility for the death of a child on the road, and the slow build-up of this theme, is hauntingly effective. ... Read more
Animated film on the establishment of the U.S. Federal Government and the formulation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. ... Read more
A popular explanation of the way in which weather charts for northern Europe are compiled. Meteorological apparatus is shown in use and its purpose is described. ... Read more
Hailed as one of the first Indian neo &ndash: realist films, Two Acres of Land succeeds in presenting an unromanticised view of certain aspects of Indian life. It has been likened to de Sica's Bicycle Thieves and stands up to the comparison. Its production highlighted a revolutionary trend in ... Read more
In February, 1953, the highest tide for 300 years broke through the dykes of South Holland. The island of Goeree Overflakke was one of the worst-hit areas. Immediately plans were made to recover the land and a new tvoe of dvke was designed and built. ... 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 record of observations on bee behaviour made in England by Dr. O G. Butler and Mr. J. B. Free working at the Rathamsted Experimental Station. ... Read more
The appeal of this film, first screened to an English-speaking audience at the 1954 Edinburgh Festival, lies not in its technical qualities but in the capacity of its director to present through conventional figures in a simply contrived tale something of the basic warmth of human relationships in ... Read more
World Without End shows the work being carried out in undeveloped countries by the workers of UNESCO and organiza¬tions connected with it. ... First we travel to Mexico, to the island of Yunuen on Lake P'atzcuaro. The level of the lake is falling and the fish are becoming fewer. The land is ... Read more
A documentary film issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous creative artist and painter, Mikolas Alesh. ... Read more
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