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Films In 1971

A small group of old people in the quiet Nariel Valley of Victoria, strive to keep alive the folk music and dances of their youth. ... Read more
The average man, in ignorance and confusion, has an optimistic view of his future. The expert, wrapped in his knowledge and expertise, is pessimistic. It is this disparity of belief that the political cartoonist and humorist, Bruce Petty, animates in his film. Petty sees the world and its problems ... Read more
A film adaptation of the tale by Charles Dickens. ... Read more
Another short film by Istvan Szabo (see Danube, Fish, Birds), in which the sight of an old house brings forth a rush of memories. ... Read more
Variously known also as A Fistful Of Dynamite and Once Upon a Time in The Revolution Leone's epic political comedy was Leone's least success­ful film at the box office and one of his most under-rated works. ... Set in 1913, Rod Steiger, a Method-trained actor like Eli Wallach who could ham it ... Read more
Continuous disintegration of the content leads back to the medium— the line. Experiencing the medium as a medium helps to find the way from the surface to the message (other lines, pictures or words) in a more conscious manner. ... Read more
This film version of Christopher Fry's verse drama was produced by the Stockton and District YMCA, to enable young professional artists and film technicians to work on an experimental project. ... The play is based on the Petronius story of the Ephesian widow who is determined to die upon her ... Read more
A Safe Place is a highly experimental feature, directed by a new director, Henry Jaglom. In his film, Jaglom, who also wrote the script, attempts to give "an involved and non-linear study of time and memory". ... A young girl is unable to recapture the idealism and freedom of her childhood, but is ... Read more
M. L. Escher, the Dutch graphic artist, is a man of international repute. His work is not only highly valued by art-lovers, but also by scientists, who find his drawings perfect illustrations of their theories. ... The interplay of form, time and space, in unusual perspective, sometimes creates a ... Read more
As we follow the fate o£ a bicycle as it passes from owner to owner, we learn about the problems of an underdeveloped economy in Africa. ... Read more
An exploration of what might happen if the memory of God and human worth were eclipsed by "the system". ... Read more
The Antarctic is a continent from another planet. But its fantastic world of snow, rock and ice is already being invaded by man and his machines. ... Read more
A record of Arthur Penn at work on Little Big Man, showing his relationship with his star, Dustin Hoffman, and studying the impact of Penn's personality on the film as a whole. ... Read more
To his surprise, an astronaut finds communication with a Martian quite easy. ... Read more
Aiming at the prevention of acci¬dents, the film presents an ironical expose of man's relationship with the motorcar. ... Grand Prix, Industrial Film Festival, Amsterdam. ... Read more
A little fellow in a bowler hat . . . A disquieting red liquid which pours out drop by drop . . . An unusual illustration of a traditional French song. ... Read more
Noted for his humour, Elliott Erwitt delivers comedy of a strictly black variety in this examination of American mores. Beauty Knows No Pain takes a sharply focused look at the often merciless training of young girls becoming Rangerettes - cheerleaders at Kilgore College, Texas. ... Check out the ... Read more
Frans Zwartjes' two visions of womanhood in Behind Your Walls have all the febrile frustration associated with his previous work. Flesh looks like crisp paper about to be despoiled, a torpid heat reduces movement to fidgets and hesitations. ... Read more
A prisoner paints a landscape on the wall of his cell, but the warden ... interferes. ... Read more
Four former World War II veterans meet after 25 years, at the funeral of a fifth friend. Radio operator Dubinsky is now a bookkeeper; demolition man Kiryushin is a journalist; the former commander of a sappers' company, Kharlamov is a factory manager, and Prikhodko is a worker. The four spend a day ... Read more
Adapted from his 1970 stage production, Bleak Moments not only represents Mike Leigh's feature film debut but also establishes the characteristic method of mood of his output, a stylistic signature which has been described as 'heightened realism'. The film revolves around Sylvia (Anne Raitt), a ... Read more
The paintings of the school children of Vulturesti have been exhibited in many parts of the world. They give an uninhibited and colourful account of their world in the little village. ... Read more
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A former restorer of Egyptian antiquities turned clockmaker with the aim of reviving the art of ornamental clockmaking. He built four enormous skeletal clocks which are not only beautiful, but extraordinarily accurate. ... Read more
A warm portrait of two Toronto artists and art teachers, Robert Markle and Gordon Rayner. ... Rayner, with his handlebar moustache, represents the cowboy of the title, Markle, half Indian ('the better half, he says), is the Indian Rayner plays the drums, Markle the electric piano. There are women ... Read more
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