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Conference Room (B. Porter, 1962)
In strict time to an up-tempo tune a business conference is illustrated. First Prize, Experimental Section, "for a brief and witty story told through the clever matching of sound and image". ... Read more

Cybernetic Grandmother (Jirí Trnka, 1962)
Jiri Trnka's modern fairy story is an answer to the worship of technique to the exclusion of sensibility. ... Read more

Dance of the Angels (Tim Burstall, 1962)
An animated treatment of the ceramic sculptures of John Perceval. Australian Film Awards, Documentary Section, Silver Award "for its witty amalgam of sound and visuals". ... Read more

Dancing Orpheus (F. Jenes, 1962)
The unique Australian Lyrebird, this most elusive of all birds, is observed in its natural habitat. A long sequence, excellently photographed and brilliantly recorded for sound, shows the bird perfor… Read more

DAVID AND LISA (Frank Perry, 1962)
David and Lisa is an independently produced American film, which was shot entirely on location over a period of twenty five days in April, 1962. lt is the first film by Frank Perry, a young American … Read more

David Milne (Gerald Budner, 1962)
"Artists are hard to encourage. . . If an artist can be advised, directed, coerced, he isn't an artist at all. Better shoot him". These are lines from the letters of David Milne, Canadian artist who … Read more

Day After Day (Hugbert Aquin, Fernand Dansereau, Victor Jobin, 1962)
Day after Day gives us the monotonous routine in a small paper-mill town - a routine geared to the factory, and through skillful photography this machine world asserts a brutal dominance. By contrast… Read more

Didjeridoo Difficulties (W. Copland, 1962)
A moral tale about an aboriginal chief who tries to learn the didjeridoo. Second Prize, Children's Film Section, "for its original charm and excellent puppetry". ... Read more

ELGAR (Ken Russell, 1962)
Monitor's 100th program and a highly romantic interpretation of Elgar's life. For the first time actors in a documentary were permitted to play living persons on screen but only in long shot and in n… Read more

Everyday Chronicle (Vatroslav Mimica, 1962)
With subdued colours and with apposite soundtrack, this bitterly satirical film warns that humanity and individuality may succumb to the advance of a mechanistic world. ... Read more

Everyday Chronicle (Vatroslav Mimica, 1962)
The film's complex pattern of collage and paint admirably expresses the story line deploring the ultimate absurdity of industrialisation. Far from being depressing, Mimica and Marks are reworking the… Read more

FESTIVAL IN ADELAIDE (M. Otton, L. Townsend, R. Mason, I. Dunlop, 1962)
An entertaining and unified record of the wealth and variety of the programme presented at the 1962 Adelaide Festival. Australian Film Awards, Documentary Section, Silver Award "for polished and prof… Read more

Football As It Is Played Today (Joseph L. Anderson, 1962)
The dawn to dusk activities of a football Saturday are condensed to reveal the ant-like ritual of people at mass sporting events. A folk-music background adds wry comment. ... Read more

Four Line Conics (Trevor Hetcher, 1962)
The concept of four line conics is explained by means of animated diagrams: an esoteric illustration of higher mathematics. ... Read more

Gateway to a City (R. Johnston, 1962)
The brief history of Sydney's slummy waterfront, The Rocks, and a plan for its redevelopment. First Prize, Public Relations Section, "for its imaginative use of film in advancing the sponsor's propos… Read more

Gently Jenkins (K. M. Campbell, 1962)
Mr. Jenkins, a bank commissionaire, learns not to shout about bank service. Second Prize, T.V. Advertising Section, "for witty selling of the difficult-to-sell". ... Read more

Glaciers and Their Streams (Alfred Ehrhardt, 1962)
Impressions of the spaciousness and abstract patterns of the world of glaciers in Iceland. Aerial views of the Vainajokull show the gigantic streams emanating from the world's greatest glacier, and t… Read more

GUNGA JUMNA (Nitin Bose, 1962)
This large scale Indian technicolor film was one of the big successes of 1962, and was highly praised by Indian critics for its production, mounting, sweep and imagination. It has, at its central the… Read more

Half of Mankind (, 1962)
Half of all mankind live in the villages of Asia: the living standard is low, but the village is the unit of organisation on which Asia rests, and upon which the foundation of progress must be built.… Read more

Honorable Family Problem (Bob Kuwahara, 1962)
Hashimoto displays annoyance at the intrusion of modern western influences on the oriental calm of his home, and the steps he takes to overcome the problem meet with disastrous results. ... Read more

HOW TO BE LOVED (Wojciech Has, 1962)
Bitter, unrequited love is the theme of this film. Fclicja is loved by thousands of listeners, she plays in a radio serial about an average Warsaw family. She has her fans abroad too, and is invited … Read more

Image of the Sea (Richard Alan Gray, 1962)
An impressionistic study of seascapes extending from Northern Oregon to the Mexican border. ... Read more

Immortal Sebastopol (Yudin, 1962)
The story of Sebastopol, stormy centre of many battles, is reconstructed throughout the ages. The film culminates with the 250-days battle during the second World War, and is dedicated to the heroes … Read more

In Search of History (E. Hirshbain, R. M. Kneller, 1962)
A small party of archaeologists find Roman utensils, fragments of manuscripts in a cave used by Jewish insurgents fighting against the Roman army. ... Read more

In the Steps of the Buddha (P. Hettiarachi, 1962)
This documentary is composed mainly of paintings, taken from ancient Buddhist temples, which depict the three visits of Gautama Buddha to Ceylon as set down in the sacred chronicles named Dipawamsa a… Read more

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