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World Through a View Finder, The (Part II)

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Edwin Mayer

Description:

"This amateur film captures Edwin and Minnie Mayer’s worldwide adventure across Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1950s. This segment documents stops in Thailand, India, Egypt, Greece, Vatican City, Italy, the Netherlands, and England" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.


India

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

L. L. Hanel


Gateway of India

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

Oscar H. Horovitz

Description:

"Gateway of India by Oscar H. Horovitz, FPSA, FACL, of Newton, Mass. Oscar's film making talents demonstrated many past winners helped to make an interesting visit to India showing some of its customs and history. This 17 minute 16mm film was awarded an Honorable Mention" PSA Journal, Nov. 1970, 38.


Shrines of India

Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Oscar H. Horovitz

Description:

"Shrines of India is by the master film maker, Oscar Horovitz, FPSA, FACL, who has proven year after year that travel films can win awards in competition. This 14-minute trip to India is enlightening as well as entertaining. It's a trip worth taking through the viewfinder of Oscar's camera" PSA Journal, Nov. 1969, 56.


Image of India

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Roy D. Charlton

Description:

"Image of India takes us for a brief visit to this far off land and shows us the life of the people. A good narration goes a long way towards this film's success" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 37.


One Dinar More

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

J. N. Unwalla

Description:

"J. N. Unwalla has chosen a simple morality tale for the theme of this colorful film from India. A beggar pleads for alms from passersby with poor success. There appears suddenly a figure who promises him wealth if he will eschew avarice and greed. As a shower of golden coins overflows his lap, however, he begs for "one dinar more." The point of the tale is proved when this evidence of his greed causes the wealth and the figure to disappear. Although employing interesting camera viewpoints to give diversity, the single setting in a Bombay courtyard suggests a stage play rather than a motion picture." Movie Makers, Dec. 1949, 470.


Sweating It Out

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

Reginald McMahon

Description:

"It is generally accepted by the less moronic elements that Hollywood's version of life in the army not only missed the point but overlooked it completely. Reginald McMahon, a hardy private first class during the war, has compensated greatly for Hollywood's sins in his Sweating It Out, a clever film recording the period between V-J day and his return from overseas. Mr. McMahon was with the 24th Combat Mapping Squadron, stationed at Gushkara, India. He was in a position to show what a hot, boring climate does to military stiffness and the blithe American temperament; and he has done so. Barracks life becomes very real in his hands, with its essential lack of glamour, its endless small detail and its everlasting poker games. The negative aspects of army life at an outpost — K.P. and guard duty — come in for their proper share of bitter comment. Mr. McMahon is to be thanked for recording the trivia that make up army life in a way that makes one almost nostalgic for them." Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 488-489.