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Films In 1958

Two 2-minute advertising commercials made for Lifebuoy and Rinso with a native cast and in Pidgin English for distribution in New Guinea. Honorable mention &ndash: Australian Film Awards ... Read more
A patrol into uncontrolled, and virtually unknown, territory in New Guinea - to extend the borders of civilization. ... Read more
The film tells the history of coal mining from the eleventh century until the present day. As digging developed and the original excavations became deep and extensive galleries, the hazards of flood, fire and poisonous fumes were added to an already arduous and dangerous occupation. Only gradually ... Read more
In 1923, 43 revolutionaries were arrested for an abortive uprising in Bulgaria; whilst awaiting execution, they were imprisoned on a small island controlled by a sadistic, militaristic captain. The film details a number of fruitless escapes, eventually culminating in their final, successful flight ... Read more
A subjective and impressionist exploration of an impoverished neighbourhood centering around the Rue Mouffetard. It portrays the faces of the poor, the gestures of the aged, the fervors of erotic love, the innocence of children . . . The film received the Award of the International Federation of ... Read more
Beethoven's Egmont Overture, played by the Vienna Philharmonic at a concert in the Assembly Hall of the U.N. The performance is illustrated with scenes of human experience &ndash: calm and anxiety, war, recovery and rehabilitation. ... Read more
The life and work of Daumier, famous French artist and caricaturist, and a study of the power of political satire. ... Read more
The film was made as a tribute to the tenth anniversary of the World Health Organization: Patterned for multi-lingual presentations (Spanish, French versions are already completed), it is a series of true short stories of simple workers in the field who solve their problems after training by W.H.O ... Read more
The restoration of the famous 9th century Hindu stone temple of Tjandi Prambanan—the camera brings out the dynamic movement and realism of the Ramayana reliefs carved on the temple walls. Javanese music accompanies the visuals. ... Read more
The camera captures the original spirit of Quetico Park &ndash: over a million acres of unspoiled wilderness reserved as canoe country. ... Read more
Radioastronomy is the study of radiowaves which celestial bodies emit revealing many of their characteristics. This film explains the nature of radiowaves and shows how they are collected by radio-telescopes, and how the collected records reveal much information about the Universe. ... Read more
Only a few ruins remain of the bustling city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium &ndash: the original name, of which only Colonia survives in the city's name today. The excavated objects range from household utensils to jewellery and perfume flasks, revealing the tastes and pastimes of the ... Read more
In the winter snow of the Australian Great Divide the men of the Snowy Mountains Scheme go on with their work &ndash: surveyors and hydrographers skiing across the mountain tops, bulldozers and giant transports working below the snowline. ... Read more
A daring critique of society based on the life-story of the blond courtesan Rosemarie Nitribitt, who also ran a profitable blackmailing sideline. Rosemarie was found murdered in her luxury apartment in Frankfurt in 1957, and the producers wasted no time developing this credible but fictitious story ... Read more
An animated cartoon made for staff training, and serving as an introduction to a series of filmstrips. ... Read more
A Polish experimental fantasy about a soldier being trained in military exercises. He does not wear the uniform of any specific nation and the time of action is indefinite. ... Read more
Although different from most of Bergman's films, the recurring theme of death in life is still present in So Close To Life — in mood it is probably closer to Wild Strawberries than most of his other works. Three women — one unhappily married with a threatened miscarriage, one happily ... Read more
The film punches home the message that, when driving, you've got to keep your mind on the job. ... Read more
An experiment in the creative use of colour visuals, natural sound and dialogue commentary, tills film shows the loneliness of the aimless wanderers in the city streets contrasted with those who have companionship in their Sunday. (Special award for an Experimental Film.) ... Read more
An experiment in the creative use of visuals and sound, this film shows the loneliness of the aimless wanderers in the city streets. ... Read more
An experiment in the creative use of colour visuals, natural sound and dialogue commentary, this film shows the loneliness of the aimless wanderers in the city streets contrasted with those who have companionship on their Sunday. ... Directed by Gil Brealey (1958) ... Read more
After several short sequences from early films, we learn how Charles Magnusson in 1912 engaged Victor Sjostrom, and thereby laid the foundations of the great Swedish silent cinema period. Extracts from a number of well-known features are then shown. Of Sjostrom's films we see Ingehorg Holm, 1913 ... Read more
A film about the so-called "gourd" paintings which were done by the itinerant peasant artists who flourished in the Dalecarlia district of Sweden in the 18th Century. The scenes usually have a religious content although floral motifs recur frequently. ... Read more
An attempt to state dramatically, by means of abstract shapes and colours, the drama of two people falling in love. ... Read more
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