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Films In 1970

A cartoon showing how an irresponsible action can set off a chain reaction of disasters. ... Read more
A boiler explodes in a factory and the night watchman is killed. The film tries to re-create — as far as it is possible — the man's experience. ... Read more
A Slip-Up bears a number of resemblances to Le Depart (1967), and the reason for this is probably the involvement of Jerzy Skolimowski in the two films. He was director on the latter film, and he has written the screenplay for the former which is directed by Jan Lomnicki. ... Following an affair ... Read more
This film is part of a package of experimental shorts produced by student and independent filmmakers. ... Through an administrative error, a professional hobby shop model-maker, a 30 year-old case of arrested development whose brain has turned to gelatin from sniffing too much aeroplane glue, is ... Read more
Two tiny films: one about a bomb scare on a plane, the other about some mysterious instructions from the clouds... ... Read more
New approaches in art education are seen in a typical grade four primary classroom. Through a wide variety of activities, and with a sympathetic and understanding teacher, the children grow in confidence and begin to express themselves creatively. ... Silver Award, Australia Film Awards 1970. ... Read more
Three episodes about the joy of movement. ... Read more
Will man's ambition to colonise other planets lead to peace and happiness? ... Read more
Joan is a semi-professional go-go girl: people like to watch her and she likes to be watched. Does her dancing express her joie de vivre? Or do we read meanings into her dancing? Into the film? But does it matter? She is very pretty anyway. ... Read more
The story is extremely simple. Anna is a lonely, divorced woman who works in a hospital and is also writing a thesis. She decides to take a holiday on a small island in the far northern archipelago of Finland, and takes along her daughter and a young girl who acts as secretary-nursemaid. Next door ... Read more
A profile of the English theatre, film and opera director, based on a week in his fortieth year. We see him with his family, and at the places where his work takes him: the Lyric Theatre for the rehearsal of Peter Shaffer's "The Battle of Shrivings"; to Covent Garden: a cutting room, where he is ... Read more
An "underground" type film which exalts and satirises the contemporary fascination with violence. Although Brighton is its location, Arcade is somewhat American in feeling, exploiting American movies and advertisements which have become international symbols. ... Read more
In this cautionary tale about pollution, a man tries to preserve life in and around a small pond, by enclosing it in a glass house. ... Read more
Arthur Penn at home and at work, including long and revealing interviews with the director, whose three latest films, Bonny and Clyde, Alice's Restaurant, and Little Big Man won worldwide acclaim. ... The technical quality of this film is excellent and a special word of praise should go to the fine ... Read more
In 1968 artists from all parts of Australia and all fields of endeavour organised a one-week festival through which they expressed their attitudes on the Vietnam war. ... Alan Stout Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
Europe's largest butterfly, the Attacus or Samia Cynthia, is to be found only in Paris. Its country of origin is Japan, whence the Abbe Guerin brought a few cocoons secretly in 1858. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of the ailanlus or tree of heaven. ... Read more
Aurum — The Element AU is a study of gold, tracing the role of gold and its place in various civilisations throughout the ages, from ancient Egypt onwards. Its importance as a virtually indestructible decorative metal and its part in the modern economic framework, its mining and refining, its ... Read more
Bertha is an old traction engine which Sclater treats, not for its nostalgic interest as might be expected, but for the opportunities its complex mechanism offers the film-maker for "pure cinema." ... Read more
The bighorn sheep of the Rocky Mountains are filmed amidst the splendid scenery of alpine peaks. The film shows extraordinary close-ups of the wary, sure-footed animals, with music and natural sound as the only commentary. ... Read more
The second live feature of noted Polish director of animated films, Walerian Borowczyk, is a bizarre and beautiful re &ndash: creation of a series of events that take place in a medieval castle. ... A 13th century lord leads a peaceful, isolated existence in his castle, together with his virtuous ... Read more
As they retreated from Mexico, Maximilian of Austria's troops left behind them an imprisoned Algerian soldier. A firing squad sends him off to a life after death, but a life in which, acpording to the popular Mexican belief, men live their daily lives in the state of skeletons: the Zapatists stay ... Read more
An indicator arrow tries to free itself from a "No Entry" traffic sign. ... This film was produced by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, in Iran. ... Golden Statue. Tehran Festival of Films for Children 1970 ... Read more
In this Student-made film, a girl comes to stay in the home of a shy college boy. Before long, young desire causes complications. ... Read more
Selected comments by children show that the motor car has now become accepted as an integral part of the family unit. Child-like drawings illustrate their remarks; the film then gradually expands into an animated cartoon world of fantasy. ... Read more
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