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Still image of Land of the Rock Up Over pictured in the PSA Journal, Jan 1955, 23.

Identifier:

  • Accn2451 (Source: Orland L. Tapp scrapbooks, 1946-1970)

Date produced: 1954

Filmmaker(s):

O. L. Tapp

Languages:

English

Length:

1200 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Magnetic

Awards/Recognition:

PSA Ten Best 1954 - Honorable Mention

Description:

"After years of seeing the rugged Colorado River conquered by small parties of adventurers as rugged as the river itself, O.L. Tapp has produced Land of the Rock Up Over, a film in which a party of perhaps half a hundred young men and women thoroughly enjoy a mass invasion of the river country in seven large rubber rafts and only one cataract boat. The charm of Mr. Tapp's capable but perhaps over-long film lies in the companionship, fun, and excitement that stem from the very size of the exploring party. Admittedly in the river passage from Hite, Utah, to Lee's Ferry the river's most dangerous rapids have been avoided. But who cares - the group had fun! Skillfully photographed and with an interesting narrative well-recorded on magnetic stripe, the film holds audience attention by its very competence throughout its considerable length" PSA Journal, Jan. 1955, 50.

Resources:

Orland L. Tapp scrapbooks, 1946-1970 Archives West

Locations:

  • Colorado River (Filming)

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University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.