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Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

B. H. Blood

Languages:

English

Length:

400 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1932, Honorable Mention

Description:

"Articles in Movie Makers have often advocated experimenting with travel continuities by selecting a single theme and illustrating it with sequences made in many different countries. The entertainment value of this method is beautifully illustrated by Water, filmed by B. H. Blood, ACL. This picture is made up of sequences of water, waterways, wells and ice in a variety of places in the world and ends with a sequence in the home of the maker. Any emphasis on mechanics which this theme might seem to entail is entirely obviated by the dramatically interesting scenes that Mr. Blood selected to illustrate his idea." Movie Makers, Dec. 1932, 561-562.

"The film Water, 400 ft., 16mm which took a first award by the unanimous vote of the judges in a recent interclub movie contest, was drawn from more than 7500 feet of film, exposed over a period of nearly four years. It is a splendid example of the synthesized short subject, shrewdly built up from scattered material around a simple continuity theme. For this film the continuity idea was found in the common phrase, "Water, water everywhere." Scenes of water in many places, in many forms and in many uses were compared and contrasted, each new sequence being connected to the last by a clever and effective title. The film was produced by B. H. Blood, ACL, in Hartford, Conn., who deserves every credit [or his intelligent adaptation of the best features of the professional subject." Movie Makers, July 1932, 322.

Resources:

Water won first award in the "miscellaneous division" of an Interclub Contest sponsored by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in 1932. Movie Makers, July 1932, 299.

Locations:

  • Hartford, CT (Filming)

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the Boston Cinamateur Club in 1933, Boston, MA

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