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Films In 1960

Children have their own inner world, remote as it may seem to those of us who have forgotten the years of childhood. True enough, they walk along the same streets as we do, see the same trees and clouds, but they see them in their own way. Things that may seem extremely simple to their ... Read more
A review of women's fashions in Britain during the past sixty years, showing the influence of historical events and social changes upon dress design. Opulent Edwardian ballroom gowns and sports wear from the same period, tubular dresses of the "naughty" twenties and the elegant lines of the ... Read more
An ingenious introduction to modern Sweden — its landscape and inhabitants — as seen by the well- known Danish director, Henning Carlsen. ... Read more
Produced to celebrate the centenary of the Melbourne Cup, the films shows the training of horses and, finally, the cup race of 1960. ... Read more
A full account of one of the most splendid of the annual ceremonial events in Britain's calendar - the State Opening of Parliament by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - recorded for the first time on colour film. ... Read more
A visually striking and dramatic presentation of iron and steel production. Told without commentary, it emphasises the relative insignificance of men to machines, yet attempts to show the importance of men in the pattern of steel-making. ... Read more
This film, of the final days of uprising against the Batista regime, first emphasizes the way ordinary people began to realise that violence was the only way before it turns attention to deeds of heroism among the mountain guerillas: finally it sweeps back to the streets of Havana and the final ... Read more
The play an which Storm is based was written, directed, and played by Ching Shan, as is the film. It Is one of the most powerful and original of modern Chinese films and is concerned with the real events of the Peking-Hankow railway Strike of 1922-23, a key chapter in the history of China's ... Read more
A clever parody of Have Gun Will Travel, as we learn the dangers of driving and drinking late at night. ... Read more
Superficially, L'avventura is a love story, a somewhat mysterious one. During a yacht cruise, a girl disappears on a lonely island; her girl friend and lover search vainly for her. Relationships between these characters are established only to be modified as the story proceeds, and the outcome of ... Read more
A personal tribute ot the beauty and mystery of Venice, the film is intended to be the visual equivalent of a short lyrical poem. The theme involves the meeting of Death and the Maiden. Edgar Allan Poe wrote a story set in Venice with the same title, and the film's spirit is similar to his ... Read more
The daughter of the president of a government housing corporation marries her father's secretary. At the wedding ceremony, corruption is hinted at in the corporation; there is a police inquiry, and the organisation advises two employees to commit suicide to remove suspicion from the senior ... Read more
The film shows some aspects of the entomologist's work in his attempts to control insect pests by the use of their natural enemies. ... Read more
By using camera movement and editing techniques the film animates the series of paintings "The Black Man and His Bride" by Arthur Boyd, which tells the story of an Aborigine and his half-caste bride. ... Read more
Th film animates the paintings, "The Black Man and His Bride", by Arthur Boyd, which tells the story of an aborigine and his half-caste bride. ... Read more
Using the technique of animating still photographs the film reconstructs the main events of the Boer War from authentic records of the time. This war saw the first use of many new methods of fighting — trenches, barbed wire, armoured vehicles — as well as one of the last great cavalry ... Read more
A film depicting the construction of a building in Los Angeles. The story, which starts with the first truck which takes excavated earth from the site and ends with the last worker waxing the new floors, is compressed into half an hour of cmema without words. ... Read more
This is the story of the building of the Kariba Dam across the Zambesi River, the completion of which has provided a tremendous source of energy to a country whose requirements are increasing daily. ... Read more
Unanimously considered Ghatak's master­piece The Cloud-Capped Star, full of deeply-felt passion and an amazing music/sound track, is the first of three films on the director's very per­sonal interest in the theme of refugees Ghatak made films that are almost all veiled autobiogra­phy ... Read more
This is the story of tribal witchcraft, ritual, murder,and the frenzied efforts of a bereaved father to avenge the killing of his daughter. This becomes his obsession, and his determination finally causes him to be arrested for attempted murder and he is sentences to prison. While in prison he ... Read more
The Fun Factory is Mack Sennett's studio, where the slapstick two-reelers were churned out at a rate of two a week. Numerous extracts, starring, amongst others Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin, Wallace Beery, are shown, as well as the Sennett specialties: The Bathing Beauties and the Keystone ... Read more
The Barrier Reef - how it grows and the fish and bird life that live nearby. ... Read more
Sinister koala trappers are active in the vicinity of Ten Town. The indomitable Terrible Ten youngsters set out to track down the trappers; find them in a cave, move up armour and artillery with the latest rockets; attack and hold the enemy at bay until the police arrive. A zestfully acted episode ... Read more
A group of youngsters fight "cowboys and Indians" battles with all the rite and solemnity of a traditional western. Without the use of dialogue or commentary, this ingeniously conceived little film creates a remarkable empathy with the vivid and imagtnative world of children at play. ... Read more
“[Director Kim Ki-young is] capable of probing deep into the human mind, its desires and impulses, while paying sarcastic attention to the details.” - Cahiers du Cinéma ... Long considered a highlight of the Korean cinematic ‘Golden Age', and serving as inspiration for Im Sang-soo's 2010 ... Read more
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