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Films In 1951

An animated film which presents the aboriginal legends, Wayamba the Turtle and Bohra the Kangaroo. ... Read more
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A picturesque account of the search of a particularly naive young man for his ideal mate &ndash: and his rather overwhelming success at the film's conclusion. Though told with tongue in cheek, it has a lot to say about loneliness in a busy world. ... Read more
A brief history of the progress and development of British aviation, leading up to the commanding position occupied by Britain today in the field of the gas turbine. ... Read more
An aesthetic study of motion and change in nature made as a personal experiment. A poetic film, in a peaceful, gentle mood, it is visually stunning. ... Read more
Illustrates the part played by Australia in the economic development of the resources of New Guinea. ... Read more
The experience of two boys, one six and the other eleven years old, who go hunting in an open field with an air rifle. The shock of their first encounter with death is portrayed when they shoot and kill a bird. ... Read more
An authentic case study of a young woman who develops a schizoid personality. ... Follows the course of her treatment first in a mental health clinic and later in a state hospital. Concludes with her discharge from this institution to complete her rehabilitation as a member of her family. ... Read more
Directed by Colin Dean, who also wrote and directed Melbourne Wedding Belle, Capacity Smith is one of Film Australia's most successful fiction films. Proving the theory -there are no good stories, just good films -Capacity was made to promote scientific methods in dairy farm management. A stubborn ... Read more
The continuity of this film is taken from ... a mid-fifteenth century iiluminated manuscript, written by Rene, Duke of Anjon. ... Count of Provence and King of Naples, and ... illustrated by his court painters. The story. ... contemporary with Spenser's Faerie Queer ... tells of the kings dream in ... Read more
This film was made on the occasion of the 25th Jubilee of the Swiss Folk Costume Association at Lucerne, when peasant folk in their traditional costumes from all over Switzerland met in a colourful pageant to illustrate the important part folk costume plays in the nation's culture. ... Read more
From the Seattle Art Museum objects have been selected lo illustrate the historical sequence of Japanese aesthetic expression. These range from a prehistoric terra cotta burial figure to 18th Century scrolls. ... Camera and commentary dramatise some of the stories told in the paintings to the ... Read more
Using as examples the work of Renoir, Seurat and Picasso, this film seeks to establish three broad divisions of art: the sensual, the intellectual and the emotional. A most stimulating and striking presentation of art theory is climaxed by an introduction to the work of Picasso in all its variety ... Read more
An introduction to the study of the modern diesel engine. Shows some of the reasons for its outstanding efficiency and performance. Includes material showing some of the early experimental engines. ... Read more
The second film by the director of Le Sang des Bêtes is an evocation of Lorraine, in a form that skilfully blends past and present: the memorial to Jeanne d'Arc at Domremy, and the traces of devastation in the 1914-18 war; Metz cathedral and a village fair; the Merlebach mines and the huge ... Read more
Brilliant colour cartoon linking the business acumen of a potter in ancient Egypt with the activities of I.C.I. today. The rhymed commentary combined with the admirable visuals make this an outstanding film: never has the case for a vast semi- monopoly been more happily put. ... Read more
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A film about Paul, a normal five-year-old ... and his well intentioned parents. In a series of ... episodes typical of those arising in families with small children, it shows how Paul's fears ... are related to his feelings about his parents. ... With naturalness and deft touches of humour ... it ... Read more
Selecting four short poems from his book, Musical Chairs, Broughton arranges them into a form of lyric suite with haunting visuals that expand and comment on the poetic texts. Each has its own style, a variation on the theme of the quest for love. ... Read more
Opens with brief description of how ball bearings are made and tested. Includes unusual sequences taken at 2500 exposures per second of a ball-crusher testing three balls to destruction. Remainder describes the process of manufacture of grease. ... Read more
... ... No exemplary sports biopic peppered with personal problems and topped with sweet victory, Hard Fast & Beautiful signally refuses to equate life with 'the game'-in this case, tennis. Phenom Florence Farley (Sally Forrest yet again), far from breaking with her family (out of adolescent revolt ... Read more
An analysis of the work of Henry Moore and an interview with the sculptor himself. The camera follows in detail the work of Henry Moore in creating a piece of sculpture for the Festival of Britain. ... Read more
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