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Films In 1958

New Guinea Commercials (Lex Halliday, 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

New Guinea Patrol (P. Dimond, 1958)
A patrol into uncontrolled, and virtually unknown, territory in New Guinea - to extend the borders of civilization. ... Read more

Nine Centuries of Coal (J. B. Napier Bell, 1958)
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,… Read more

ON A SMALL ISLAND (Rangel Valchaniv, 1958)
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 f… Read more

Opera Mouffe (Agnès Varda, 1958)
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 lov… Read more

Overture (G. L. Polidoro, 1958)
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, w… Read more

Parliamentarians (J. Jahn, 1958)
The life and work of Daumier, famous French artist and caricaturist, and a study of the power of political satire. ... Read more

People Like Maria (Harry Wyatt, 1958)
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… Read more

Prambanan (R. M. Harjoto, 1958)
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. Javan… Read more

Quetico (Christopher Chapman, 1958)
The camera captures the original spirit of Quetico Park &ndash: over a million acres of unspoiled wilderness reserved as canoe country. ... Read more

Radioastronomy in Australia (A. J. Higgs, 1958)
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-te… Read more

Roman Cologne (K. Stefan, 1958)
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… Read more

Roof of Australia (Geoffrey Collings, 1958)
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… Read more

ROSEMARIE (R. Thiele, 1958)
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 … Read more

Sales Promotion - The Key to Efficiency (Digby Turpin, 1958)
An animated cartoon made for staff training, and serving as an introduction to a series of filmstrips. ... Read more

School (Walerian Borowczyk, 1958)
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

SO CLOSE TO LIFE (Ingmar Bergman, 1958)
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 … Read more

Sunday Drive (John Morris, 1958)
The film punches home the message that, when driving, you've got to keep your mind on the job. ... Read more

Sunday in Melbourne (G. J. Brealey, 1958)
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… Read more

Sunday in Melbourne (G. J. Brealey, 1958)
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

Sunday In Melbourne (Gil Brealey, Paul Olson, 1958)
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Sunday in Melbourne (Gil Brealey, 1958)
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 … Read more

Swedish Cinema Classics (Gardar Sahlberg, 1958)
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 fr… Read more

Swedish Peasant Paintings (Olle Hellbom, 1958)
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 religi… Read more

Tender Game (John Hubley, 1958)
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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