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Films In 1968

One of Henry Lawson's greatest stories tells of a woman left alone in a two-roomed bush cottage while her husband is away droving—alone with her four children, their dog, and a killer snake under the kitchen floor. In fact, very much alone. ... This tender and profoundly evocative film by ... Read more
A chronological arrangement of bits of sequences in a story calls for audience participation to pull the story together into a coherent whole. But oddly enough, each viewer finds a different story. . . . ... Read more
The face of womankind is seen through engravings of a woman`s face by Piero Fornasetti. A rapid and multifarious assemblage of photographs demonstrates how' the female face can he simultaneously ... bizarre and beautiful. ... Read more
A story by Ambrose (°‘Billcr") Bierce. ... who will be remembered for his ... “Incident at Owl Creek Bridge". A ... starving orphan girl on Christmas ... night. dreaming of goodies, has a tart ... plop at her feet as midnight strikes. ... She holds out her apron for more- ... and gets it. ... Read more
A comic allegory about a man who wants to know the secrets of a locker. ... Read more
A detective, engaged to find a missing man. discovers that the people who knew him are untroubled. One young man who might help him is mysteriously killed. The detective loses his job . . . and then realizes that he is himself a missing man, homeless, jobless, without identity. . . ... With his ... Read more
Buneul continues his confrontation with Catholicism, concerning himself in this film primarily with issues of doctrine and questions of heresy. The surface tone of the film is comic, but below that, there lies an urgent desire to come to terms with Catholic theology. On their pilgrimage to Santiago ... Read more
“Everything in my subsequent work comes from The Movie Orgy.” - Joe Dante ... Inspired by Susan Sontag's well known essay ‘Notes on Camp', as well as the very successful rerelease of the 1943 serial Batman, The Movie Orgy is a mind-boggling patchwork of 50s, 60s and 70s television and cinema ... Read more
The fantastic adventures of a couple as they settle into their room in a hotel. ... Special Jury Prize, Cannes 1969 ... Read more
Formation flying and aerobatics by the famous R.A.F. squadron are rapidly edited and coupled with a pulsating sound track to create an exciting experience. ... Read more
The pressures to which the government bureaucrat is exposed are really just a nuisance, inter­rupting his routine. ... A biting cartoon with fluid animation, pleasantly pithy in word and wit. ... Read more
When the Saints go marchin' in . . . they do so to a swinging, animated dance of death. ... Read more
A shy young truckie keeps every weekend free from engagements in case he should be lucky enough to meet, at the Saturday night dance, a nice girl who would never let him down. But all of a sudden two desirable girls, a blonde and a brunette, make advances to him at the same time. He finds he loves ... Read more
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In 1886, in a paddock in Southern Queensland, a fossilised skull was discovered. In 1914, it caused a sensation in scientific circles. But only recently have serious attempts been made to establish its age. The professor of anatomy at Sydney University, N. W. G. Macintosh, believes it could tell us ... Read more
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In The Two Faces of China, René Burri draws from his extensive travels throughout this vast land to show how Chinese Communism has reconciled - or perhaps not - the traditional pull of family and the individual against the collective values of the modern Marxist state. Almost at the point Burri ... Read more
Two short Bob Godfrey cartoons on the general theme of man's inability to communicate with his fellows. ... In Masks, the hypocrisy of human pretence is illustrated by comically using some well-known paintings. ... Happenings is about an idler who speculates why things happen to everyone else, but ... Read more
The great Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler died in 1918. This film examines the development of his work over 47 years with a commentary based wholly on his own writings. ... Read more
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A series of lyrical studies of the movements and colours of water birds to music by Debussy. ... Read more
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