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Films In 1959

The History of Inventions (Bruno Bozzetto, 1959)
Beginning with man's accidental discovery of fire when lightning struck, this cartoon comments, with a certain irony, on his subsequent inventive progress which has now taken him to the threshold of … Read more

The Information Machine (Charles Eames, Ray Eames, 1959)
A sophisticated and amusing demonstration of the relationship between man's creative activity and one of his most recent tools, the electronic computer. Award: Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival. ... Read more

The Innocent Eye (John Schlesinger, 1959)
An exploration of the child's world, seen through their drawings and paintings; based on Traherne's "Is It Not Strange, than an Infant should be Heir of the whole World, and see those Mysteries which… Read more

The Insolent Matador (John Halas, 1959)
An unsuccessful matador achieves the downfall of his rival — whose renown depends updn the shortsightedness of his bulls — by placing a pair of spectacles on the animal in the arena. ... Read more

The Island of Mongooses (Ágoston Kollányi, 1959)
An interesting nature study film showing how the importation of mongooses to an island in the Adriatic cleared it of a plague of poisonous snakes. ... Read more

The Lion and the Ditty (Bretislav Pojar, 1959)
A winner of the Grand Prix at the International Festival of Animated Films at Annecy, this fable symbolizes the supremacy of true art over cruelty and violence. ... Read more

The Living Wild (I. L. Dassenaike, 1959)
A film on the wild life of Ceylon, shot in Ruhuner and Wilpattu National Parks, and in the abandoned Veddha caves of Nuwaragala. ... The film has been conceived in three sequences - "Man in Nature", … Read more

THE MAGIC LOTUS LANTERN (Yeh Ming, 1959)
This is a film of a Chinese national dance which is based on an old legend. Travelling to the capital to take his examination, Liu Yen-chang comes to the temple of the Goddess San Sheng Mu on Mount H… Read more

The Magic Tape (, 1959)
Imaginatively conceived and elaborately executed, this documentary film demonstrates the many uses of the magnetic tape In recording, television, automation and a host of other situations. ... Read more

THE OVERCOAT (Alexei Batalov, 1959)
First filmed in the days of the silent screen, by directors Kozintsev and Trauberg, Gogol's "The Overcoat" has since been adapted many times. It has been revived by Jack Clayton whose version was sho… Read more

The Puppets (Tewfik Saleh, 1959)
Puppets have been used from ancient times to tell history, stories and fables. This film gives an insight into the various working elements which comprise this branch of the arts. ... Read more

THE SAVAGE EYE (Ben Maddow, Sidney Meyers, Joseph Strick, 1959)
From the moment of its world premiere at a midnight matinee at the Edinburgh Festival, this independently produced American picture has aroused much controversy. It is a study of a young woman waitin… Read more

The Seals of Macquarie Island (R. Garrick, P. G. Law, S. E. Ingham, 1959)
Now that Macquarie Island is a sanctuary, it is the breeding place of thousands of elephant seals and an increasing number of fur seals. The film was shot by scientists of C.S.l.R.O. and members of t… Read more

THE SIXTEEN-MILLIMETRE SHRINE (Mitchell Leisen, 1959)
" Picture a woman looking at a picture" Movie great of another time once brilliant star in a firmament no longer a part of the sky eclipsed by the movement of earth and time. Barbara Jean Trenton who… Read more

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Bob Calinescu, 1959)
Based on Goethe's poem, the film tells the story of the lazy little apprentice who takes advantage of the magic formula to get the broomstick to do his work. ... Read more

The Surf Boats of Accra (Sydney Latter, 1959)
Ever since the days of the Portuguese adventurers, 500 years ago, the surf boats of Accra have carried cargoes ashore; the Fanti crews exciting the traveller with their daring and skill. ... Read more

The Wicked Hedgehog (Ion Popescu Gopo, 1959)
In this cartoon the vain hedgehog is unkind to the other animals in the forest, but he receives his just reward when he gets involved in a difficult situation. ... Read more

THIS IS THE B.B.C (Richard Cawston, 1959)
This impression of the B.B.C. at work covers a 24 hour period: from the last news bulletin at midnight to an experimental colour television test just after midnight on the following night. News bulle… Read more

Three in a Million (Jennie Blackwood, 1959)
The story of three of the million migrants who reached Australia after the end of the war. An Italian boy in Melbourne, an Englishwoman on a South Australian farm, and a German scientist working on t… Read more

Three is Company (Tony Thompson, 1959)
Julius and Joan Evans, the American television correspondents, invite teenage Susan over from America to join them in a British holiday. Her crisp, youthful approach adds another dimension to a tour … Read more

Three Men (Vladimir Lehky, 1959)
By means of simple drawings, this anecdotal farce ridicules three lazy and quarrelsome men. Gold Medal Award from the Venice Festival. ... Read more

Tip Top Slide Lecture (Pat Matthews, 1959)
An animated commercial for Tip-Top Bread. ... Read more

Tomorrow's Today (John Morley, Henry Lewis, 1959)
The effect of the environment of East London on a young boy"s development is examined through his painting. ... Read more

Tournament (Wl. Nehrebecki, 1959)
A puppet film. The White King and the Black King are rivals, each trying to win the hand of a beautiful princess. They quarrel, mobilize their armies and battle on a chess board according to the rule… Read more

TRAIN WITHOUT A TIMETABLE (Veljko Bulajic, 1959)
In the spring of 1946 a great migration of landless peasants took place in Yugoslavia, organised by the government; a movement from the arid, rocky areas to the fertile plains of Voyvodina. Owing to … Read more

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