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Films In 1970

A man brings an application to an office. But the application is only valid if it is stamped, and there is no room left on the document... ... Read more
Modern man is being inundated by an ever-growing flood of information, which threatens to engulf him. ... Read more
In a gradually unwinding historical pageant, the film conveys the ethos of cricket, the "summer game", and presents its origins, its traditions. cricketers past and present, the internationally famous, and the unknown of the village greens. ... Read more
Jacques Cousteau's underwater camera team tracks the migration of the salmon to spawning grounds in Alaska, where it must die. ... Read more
The work of Lester James Peries has an enviable reputation in Ceylon, but is, as yet, little known elsewhere. This film, his first to be shown in Australia should provide a more than adequate introduction. It deals with the fragile nature of human relations in a style somewhat reminiscent of ... Read more
Director-producer Adrian Cowell spent two years on an expedition into hitherto unexplored areas of the Amazon, in an effort to make contact with the Kreen-Akrore Indians, one of the few remaining tribes that has had no contact with the outside world. ... The film provides a complex examination, not ... Read more
In 1798, a wild boy was captured in the woods of Southern France. The boy aged about twelve, unable to speak and his responses limited to a few guttural sounds, had apparently lived as a beast since early babyhood. ... Based on this incident, the film depicts the efforts of a young Parisian doctor ... Read more
Judy is leaving her home in a large country town to work in the city, and the film covers the last few weeks prior to her departure. ... Read more
Should Michael follow the straight and narrow path of conformity, or listen to the prophets of change and revolution? The question is: in which world does Michael belong? ... This episode won the Grand Prix, ... Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
Toula, a Greek girl, tries to live like her Australian friends, despite opposition from her parents. ... Three To Go received a Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
Ghosts and vampires on a lark in the neighbourhood cemetery. ... Read more
A cartoon about a little man whose talent will be coveted by the all-consuming society, by money-minded war mongers, and by a totalitarian power. ... Read more
The dialogues of the characters of this animated film are both audible and visible. ... Read more
Trash deals with humans close to despair, but its tone is a comic one. Joe's problem is impotence, the result of his addiction to heroin. This film traces the various attempts made to revivify his drooping manhood and to rid him of his craving for artificial stimulation. Geri, a stripper, goes ... Read more
The film is an experiment. Using the pixillation technique, the short film depicts the transitoriness of life. ... Read more
Spain in the I920's - decaying morally and socially. A world filled by norms and relationships that have outlived their time and assumed dangerously reactionary proportions, form the background to the latest film by Luis Bunuel - the first since his return to Spain after long years of exile. ... Read more
This half hour film tells what is involved in learning to fly a Tiger Moth. It traces the story of a pupil and his instructor from the moment the pupil first puts on his leather helmet and goggles and climbs into the open cockpit, right up to his first solo flight. ... Read more
A juxtaposition of scenes in the lives of the well-to-do and the poor in Chile, culminating in an expression of hope for the future. ... Read more
Made by the sculptor David Hall, this film explores landscape and perception, creating an art object that lies between the surface of the film and the objects placed in the landscape. ... Read more
This cartoon film presents portraits of three women in the characteristic Foldes style: ... Sibylle, the psychedelic woman ... Flora, the flower woman ... Bilitis, the happy woman. ... Read more
Presented by the British Film Institute with £1,000 to make a film, and despite her total lack of experience, Stephanie Turner attempts to capture the essence of 'reality' by allowing the camera to film everything before it: herself, her team, an interfering policeman, a raucous brawl in a ... Read more
Wanda is a nowhere person in a nowhere world: one who lets events and circumstances pick her up and carry her along unprotesting, to be deposited at random at whatever bend or turn in the road fate may deem opportune. ... She has no glamour, is unintelligent and incompetent, yet her rootless ... Read more
This student-made Western is the story of a young girl's pioneer hardships on the 1870 Texas Indian frontier. Her childhood innocence is suddenly shattered by tragedy, but th rough fate and self will, she survives a Comanche raid on her family farm. The drama is framed within the contrasts of 1920 ... Read more
“An irresistible black comedy, it's probably Reiner's best film, not least because it shows such affection for all its crazies.” - Time Out ... Gordon's senile, obnoxious mother sabotages every romantic relationship he attempts to have. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Louise, he is ... Read more
An impression of offshore oil operations in a desolate area. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970: Second Prize, Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Film Awards, 1970 ... Read more
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