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Image from I'd Be Delighted To! in Movie Makers, Dec. 1936, 534

Identifier:

  • 3436 (Source: East Anglian Film Archive)

Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

S. Winston Childs

Languages:

English

Length:

1 reel (400 ft)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1932, Honorable Mention
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1932 - Third Place
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1932 - Equipment Prize, Bell & Howell Company, choice of Standard Cooke Telephoto Lens
IAC Film Collection, East Anglian Film Archive

Description:

"I'd Be Delighted To!, directed and photographed by S. Winston Childs, jr., ACL, is that kind of production often planned but seldom made — a film story told entirely in closeups. Presenting the simple incident of a dinner a deux in a gentleman's apartment, the picture runs through 400 feet of brilliantly chosen, strikingly filmed, significant closeups. It is adroit, amusing and sophisticated, and a splendid example of what, with skill and care, can be done in this distinctly advanced amateur filming method." Movie Makers, Dec. 1932, 562.

Resources:

S. Winston Childs, jr. writes on filming exclusively in closeups in "The Closeup's The Thing" (Movie Makers, Feb. 1933, 65, 78).

An ad in Movie Makers (Feb. 1933, 91) for Bell & Howell's Filmo camera references I'd Be Delighted To! as an award-winning amateur film shot with a Filmo.

The film was available in the ACL's Club Film Library.

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Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection, East Anglian Film Archive

Screenings:

  • Screened at Eastman's Little Theatre on Dec. 6, 1932, Hollywood, CA
  • Screened by the Chicago Cinema Club in 1933, Chicago, IL
  • Screened by the Kansas City Cinema League at the Edison Memorial Hall in 1933, Kansas City, MO
  • Screened by the Milwaukee Junior Association of Commerce Cinema Club in 1934, Milwaukee, WI
  • Screened by the Telephone Camera Club of Manhattan in 1934, Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Sixteen Movie Club in 1935, Akron, OH
  • Screened by the Buffalo Amateur Cinema Club in 1935, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Los Angeles 8mm. Club in 1936, Los Angeles, CA
  • Screened by the Nederlandsche Smalfilmliga in 1936, Emmastad, Curaçao
  • Screened by the Aruba branch of the Nederlandsche Smalfilmliga in 1936, Aruba
  • Screened at a Philadelphia Cinema Club "shorts" contest in 1945, Philadelphia, PA

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