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"Mold for the 200 inch disc as shown in the 16mm. record" Movie Makers, Oct. 1934, 438.

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Edmund H. Wellech

Languages:

English

Length:

400 ft (12m 12s)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1934, Honorable Mention

Description:

"Pouring A 200 Inch Telescope Mirror, by Edmund H. Wellech, ACL, is a glorified industrial but greatly worthy as a clear record of one of civilization's milestones. Mr. Wellech's film, in addition to being an important scientific document, is, besides, a truly excellent cinematic achievement, for it makes an involved subject entirely understandable. The accomplishment of the single task of determining the correct exposure for scenes of molten glass against a dead black background is in itself a feat that would make the film outstanding. But, beside this, there are carefully worked out cinematic exposition and an approach to perfection in every aspect. As an engineer working at night for the Corning Glass Company, Mr. Wellech devoted his spare daytime hours to making this noteworthy film." Movie Makers, Dec. 1934, 546-547.

Resources:

Also known as Pouring a 200 Inch Mirror.

Discussed in "Practical Films" (Movie Makers, Oct. 1934, 424, 437-438).

Locations:

  • Corning, N.Y. (Filming)

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the Hartford Cinema Club in 1935, Hartford, CT
  • Screened at the annual conference of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures in 1935, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Los Angeles Cinema Club in 1936, Los Angeles, CA
  • Screened by the Jefferson City Cinema Club in 1938, Jefferson City, MO
  • Screened by the Milwaukee Movie Makers in 1938, Milwaukee, WI

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