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Films In 1960

The film shows how the work of the Family Planning Association is directed towards helping not only those who wish to plan their families, but also those who are childless. The film emphasises some of ths evils of over-population in many areas of the world, and illustrates the work of the ... Read more
The people on the Fourneaux Group of islands in Bass Strait; farming, mutton birds and holiday attractions. ... Read more
An essay on the official architecture of the National Socialist State with its stark style reflecting the inhumanity of the party's philosophy. The past is emphasized by ghostly snatches of the voices that once roared affirmation of power and victory. ... Read more
The film shows improved methods in cable jointing. Second Prize, Teaching Section, "for its clarity of exposition and efficiency in the use of step-by-step methods in its demonstrations". ... Read more
In a brief, but effective message, John Hubley, in his unusual style of animation , develops the story of two children - the happiest child,he who has enough to eat, and the unhappiest, representing the three- fourths of the world's children who are sick and hungry. ... Read more
Jolma Lungma, the highest peak of the Himalaya Mountains and the highest point on earth, is known as the world's "Third Pole". This film describes how a group of Chinese mountaineers undertook extensive training and preparations and how finally, on May 25th, 1960, they reached the summit. ... Read more
A moving abstract painting created by the animation of powdered substances. ... Read more
On a peaceful, warm summer day, a barge was sailing on the Danube. The brown uniforms of the Fascist guards leave no doubt as to the ship's cargo - arms and ammunition. ... However, the guards are not alone on deck. A young woman and two men, obviously sailors, make up the crew. Anna is the wife of ... Read more
Told without commentary or dialogue the film presents a fascinating photographed series of reminiscences of a man, of his boyhood and youth, drawing a moral on the future of the world. "Mention Speciale" at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Read more
"In the beginning I led a very ordinary life. . ." This is the way Andrei Sokolov, the hero of A Man's Destiny by Mikhail Sholokhov, starts to tell us about himself. A simple, unadorned story of a plain man who has shouldered the full brunt of the desperate battle against fascism. . .this ... Read more
Based on a classic by an anonymous author, Lazarc de Tormes' adventurer and misfortunes on the roads of 16th century Castille make up a lively and human story in the mainstream of this Spanish picaresque production. Lazaro was born on the banks of the River Tormes, from which he took his name, and ... Read more
A close scientific study of the volcanic phenomena of Kilauea on the island of Hawaii, one of the world's youngest volcanoes. ... Read more
Herman van der Horst is no newcomer to the Melbourne Festival. This, his latest film, was two years in the making and its title, Faja Lobbi, is the name of the glowing red flower which symbolises the Surinamee's love of his native land. ... The film has no commentary and depends only on the words ... Read more
Four designers are shown at work on four types of product: metalware, textiles, ceramics and glass. The film ends with some beautiful examples of the work of these and other Finnish craftsmen. ... Read more
Spain, 1936. An officer and five volunteers of the International Brigade have been ordered to cover the retreat of the battalion which, out of ammunition, is forced to move back behind the Ebro. A signal proclaims that the order has been executed, and recalls the volunteers to the rallying point ... Read more
By means of diagrams and actual photography the film tells with imagery and symbolism the story of human reproduction. ... Read more
The film covers the history and rapid development in agriculture, industry, and cultural activity of the intermountain region in Utah and Idaho—one of the last frontiers in the United States. First prize, Brussels Festival. ... Read more
This strange mixture of Latin, German and English is the name of a hen, or rather, a hen painted in an unconventional way and the film tells the story of a little boy who, with his head in the clouds, refuses to conform... ... Read more
The childish pastimes and hobbies of Genka, chief character of this film, give way as he approaches the formative years of adolescence. This is the time when the qualities of manhood develop and his place in life is determined. Genka graduates and starts his apprenticeship-work which he enjoys ... Read more
Guissepina, the daughter of a filling station proprietor in Northern Italy, observes the varied passengers of assorted vehicles as they pull up for petrol. The humour and pretenceless setting of the story makes it into a public relations film with a difference. ... Read more
Modelling clay of several colours is used to make a fascinating variety of abstract designs that pop, roll and jump before your eyes to the accompaniment of swing music. ... Read more
The first of a series dealing with Australian pioneers, this film, by the use of historic documents and apparatus, deals with the life and work of Henry G. Smith (1852-1924), one of our first organic chemists. Smith made a special study of the chemistry of eucalyptus. ... Read more
An amusing treatment of the problem nf clearing up the vast amount of Jitter that is left on railway stations every day. ... Read more
The impression of a day at an average Primary School. The main theme of the film is the relationship which develops between child and teacher during the early years of education. Sequences which include classroom and individual instruction, the improvised performance of a play, indoor and outdoor ... Read more
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