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Still image of Insect Catchers of the Bog Jungle via SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Identifier:

  • 15 (Source: http://digitalcommons.esf.edu/harlow/15)
  • 7319492 (Source: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7319492)

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

William M. Harlow

Languages:

English

Length:

400 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Color film

Sound Notes:

Optical

Awards/Recognition:

Dick Bird Trophy 1955 for Best Nature Film, PSA Ten Best 1955

Description:

"Dr. William M. Harlow is professor of Wood Technology at the State University of New York, College of Forestry. His film records the unparalleled spectacle of live insects being trapped by the pitcher plant, the sundew and Venus flytrap. Expert close-up photography and effective time lapse sequences employing home made equipment includes material never before recorded on film. A top flight nature film with suspense and drama, carrying a powerful appeal to any audience." PSA Journal, Dec. 1955, 35.

Resources:

PSA Journal, Nov. 1955, 20. PSA Journal, Dec. 1955, 35.

Won second place at the 1955 Louisville international Exhibit of Photography; reported in the Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky, April 1955.

Listed on the BFI website as produced by the Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation, and also known as "Plant Traps : Insect Catchers of the Bog Jungle".

Version on the SUNY website is two parts; much longer than the 400 ft winning film listed in the PSA Journal.

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Repository:

Terrence J. Hoverter Archives, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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