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Films In 1963

In the home of Rocio, the daughter of an Andalusian family, there is great rejoicing: the mourning period for their grandmother has come to an end. Rocio changes her black dress for a brightly coloured one and makes a date with her fiancee, Rafael, to renew their marriage plans. The next day the ... Read more
The pleasures and problems of a group of high school pupils during the last weeks of term before the summer holidays. ... Read more
... ... After seating the ambitious heights of West Side Story (1961) and steering star vehicles like Two For The Seesaw (1962), Robert Wise's 1963 version of Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House offers a pleasing reminder that Wise served his apprenticeship under Val Lewton at RKO ... Read more
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The Human Dutch depicts the life of a people in a country "with more clouds and water than dry land to stand upon" It reveals a nation at work and at play, unaware of the probing eye of Haanstra s hidden camera. ... The film is not a documentary in Ihe ordinary sense; it is not merely a factual ... Read more
One rainy night on a coast road near the city of Mar del Plata, a man and a woman die in a car accident. The man was a widower, a powerful industrialist. The woman was married, unknown, a nurse by profession. Did a casual adventure bring them together or was it an illict relationship? Whatever it ... Read more
A lone man is plagued by insects, and what at first was a mere annoyance soon develops into all-out war. ... Read more
The work of the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, in deciding legal disputes between Stales is portrayed by scenes illustrating various international controversies that have been settled by the Court. ... Read more
The film is set in Hungary in the slums of Pest in pre World War I, at a time when the power of the Austrian empire was already in decline, and the revolutionary movement which was to culminate in Bela Kun wis already operating under cover. ... "The Land of the Angels" is a slum district where the ... Read more
Using lithographs, engravings and watercolours, this film tells the story of the conquest of Australia, beginning with the arrival of Captain Phillip, and continuing with the toils and hardships of the early explorers and settlers on the alien and hostile continent. Australian Film Awards ... Read more
This carefully compiled television film presents Parer as seen by his contemporaries, and includes some examples of his work. ... Read more
Hero worship such as film actors enjoy is of itself not a phenomenon peculiar to our times. Gladiators in Rome provoked public ardour quite as intense. But save in the case of a very few film actors, who died at the height of their fame, it seems to endure only as long as success endures. ... Read more
Until the Risorgimento of 1839 Italy had been a cluster of feudal monarchies propped up by the crumbling Austrian Empire. Within a few years Garibaldi's vanguard of "Red Shuts" landed in Sicily and worked their way northwards against scattered resistance. ... In their wake sprang up new-found ... Read more
In 1790, Fletcher Christian, mate of the 'Bounty', together with nine of his fellow mutineers and 18 Tahitian men and women, founded his own lost world on two square miles of volacnic rock. Almost two centuries later, the Pitcainers have come to terms with the outside world, and this film is a ... Read more
Based on Eugene Ionesco's play, this is an animated film waning that by conforming to patterns and living en masse, people will become rhinoceroses. ... Read more
Annelie und Andrew Thorndike, directors of the notable compilation films, The German Story and Operation Teutonic Sword, have now produced, after more than four years of research, The Russian Miracle. The first part of the film utilising old films — some completely unknown, others rescued ... Read more
A very lively record of children miming, to music an imaginary shirt factory production line. ... Read more
An abstract art film showing large scale mobile sculp­tures, moving to the beat of jazz, and photographed against ihe background of clouds and Cologne's industrial skyline. The sculptures are by Harry Kramer, a German artist who lives in Paris. ... Read more
A children's film using paper cut-outs. The story is aboul the trials and tribulations of an orphan boy who is finally saved from his tormentor by the Spirit of Genseng. ... Read more
In adolescence ail individuals display a tendency to see themselves as greater and stronger than they may later prove to be under the stress of pain or disillusion. With maturity this superior image, the 'super-ego', is buried and the circumstances which prevented the achievement of greatness are ... Read more
N.B.C's memorial to Gary Cooper emerges a com­prehensible and authentic portrait, hewn to a simple theme, that the man who portrayed folk heroes in motion pictures had, himself, become a folk hero — America's ideal of the ideal American, "both physically and spiritually tall". ... The ... Read more
An agreeable example of Cuban animation — a simple parable told with wit, point and economy. ... Read more
Every day Ihe minds and emotions of Britain's citizens are changed by the coming and going of thirty million letters. This lively and colourful film shows how this mass of letters is distributed. The conversational sallies of the post office employees add spice to the commentary. ... Read more
A pithy commentary, in cartoon form, on an encounter between the forces of construction and destruction. ... Read more
The film uses moving forms and colour, integrated with music and words, to illuminate the concept of Time. ... Read more
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