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Films In 1960

An amusing and clever twist to the usual travel documentary. The Danish capital is seen with a happy irreverence. Tourist attractions are mentioned, but with whimsical irony, and the film presents an entertaining view of this cosmopolitan city. ... Read more
In 1946 Jan Drda, a 31-year-old writer, published a book of eleven stories called "The Silent Barricade", all dealing with the struggle against the Nazis. He had already written a number of books, of which the most popular, "A Pocket-sized Town", had been filmed. "The Silent Barricade" was actually ... Read more
One of a series of films on scenes from American history, this is a compilation of extracts from feature films and other sources, tracing the origins of the American Civil War, Lincoln's presidency, the major battles, Lincoln's assassination and the beginning of the reconstruction. ... Read more
Commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, this documentary deals with aspects of their craft. Informative and elegant, the gold and silver bowls and cups and ornaments are handsomely photographed, and the film reflects a generous admiration for beauty, tradition and the dignities of the ... Read more
An animated film which employs a persistent rhythm, humour, and primitive visual symbols, to convey a message about two men trying to outwit each other for a place in a tiny patch of sunlight. ... Read more
The film depicts the activities of a group of U.S. children on Hallowe'en. The traditional 'trick or treat' activities are directed towards raising funds for UNICEF. Throughout the film scenes of needy children around the world are superimposed on scenes of garishly dressed-up U.S. children. ... Read more
The film starts with morning in Peking and introduces us to the capital as it may be seen during a day's tour. Although historical monuments are shown we also see the changes of the last ten years. ... Read more
A grateful patient sends the family doctor a bronze statue of embarrassing nudity. He hurriedly makes a present of it to his lawyer, starting the odyssey of this disturbing work of art... ... Read more
Through the life history of a native woman we witness the basic problems of equatorial Africa: tradition versus progress; religious rivalry; colonialism versus independency - in this context we see her as a child, a girl at school, getting married. Finally the post-independence problems are ... Read more
How the Norwegian authorities, often hindered by in­clement weather or terrain, bring paintings, film, theatre and books to distant communities throughout the country. ... Read more
Excellent script and photography and incisive editing create a picture of the daily life of one of Britain's leading quartets. The film shows the endless work and rehearsal which lie behind each performance. More subtly it succeeds in capturing the nuances of communication and telepathic ... Read more
An artist's impression of the architecture and decoration of British churches through the ages. It is shown that the portrayal of the human face and figure has been a source of inspiration to those who have contributed to the design of the churches. ... Read more
A witty satire on amateur movie makers. Signor Rossie becomes ambitious and wins an Oscar despite a complete lack of talent. ... Read more
Using old photographs from the National War Museum, Canberra, and early newsreels, the film dramatically tells the story of the Gallipoli assault. The use of natural sound and editing techniques appear to animate still material producing a realistic account of this important event in Australian ... Read more
Using old photographs and early newsreels, the film dramatically tells the story of the Gallipoli assault. ... Read more
The film illustrates the development of modern painting, using the most important artists from Klee to Pollock. ... Read more
The situation of sculpture in the middle of our century as shown by the works of the most famous international artists. ... Read more
An account of the settlement of 400 white Russians on farms in Brazil. Apart from the fascinating nature of the undertaking it describes, the film gains much by its sympathetic evocation of the Russian way of life in the New World. ... Read more
Fidel Castro delivers his "Declaration of Havana" to over a million people in the Plaza Civica on September 2, 1960. The gathering began in the afternoon and lasted until dark, and Castro's address proclaimed the ideals and goals of the Revolution. Footage of the Organisation of American States ... Read more
The weird and beautiful landscape, its wild life and the facilities for holiday-makers at Tidal River. ... Read more
The story of what is happening in the northern and central areas of Australia. It contrasts the stone-age nomad making fire and the blazing furnaces at Mount Isa; an aborigine digging yams and modern rice growing; hunting kangaroos for food and the Air Beef operations at Glenroy. ... Read more
After work on Friday night, the Australian city dweller changes his personality. Here, we view different people at their favourite pastimes dining the freedom of the weekend. ... Read more
The S.E.C. Hydro-electric Scheme in the north-east of Victoria as seen by the people who live on the job and those who find their recreation in this area. ... Read more
This distinguished documentary concerns itself with the pupils of a unique institution: the Gallaudet University College for the Deaf, Washington. Only those inflicted with deafness may enrol for its courses. The study of youth at work and play is observed with insight and the accompanying ... Read more
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