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Seeing Switzerland

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

Roy D. Charlton

Description:

"Seeing Switzerland by R. D. Charlton from Alexandra Headland, Queensland, Australia. Roy has been a winner in past PSA competitions and Switzerland's beauty combined with his film making talents emerged in another winning entry this year. This 9-minute 8mm film was awarded a Ten Best Medal and the Foreign Film Award" PSA Journal, Nov. 1970, 38.


The Swiss Scene

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

Esther S. Cooke

Description:

"A beautiful travelogue of Switzerland, showing herding of cattle and the religious festivals. Native Swiss yodeling music is used. Film is well planned and executed, camera work is very fine." PSA Journal, Nov. 1956, 22.


This Side of Paradise

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

A. Scott Moorhouse

Description:

"The prizewinner for color, "This Side of Paradise," was in Kodachrome and entered by A. Scott Moorhouse of Toronto, a member of the Toronto Amateur Movie Club. The locale of the subject was the Italian and Swiss mountains and lakes. The decision on color or rather the reaching of it constituted one of the committee's chief headaches. There were some remarkable examples submitted. Mr. Moorhouse has a right to feel proud of his product." American Cinematographer, Jan. 1938, 27.


Telemark

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

William G. McKelvy

Description:

"Telemark, filmed in the Swiss Alps by William G. McKelvy, ACL, is, as its name suggests, a skiing picture. However, it is more than that — it is also a very delightful and neatly plotted comedy that is the more convincing for being uncomplicated with the usual subsidiary plot and counter plot. Four or five youths who are expert skiers, one who is a novice, and a girl are at the beginning of a down mountain ski trail. The girl offers a kiss to the boy who can catch her. She tarts off, the able skiers follow hard on her trail, while the beginner stumbles and lags far behind. But the girl decides to trick her pursuers and hides on the way. The ending is obvious. The picture was exquisitely planned and sequenced for, as the camera follows the skiers down the mountain, there is complete smoothness in the shift of viewpoints. The action is made the occasion of splendid studies, as the boys on the run swerve and turn in stems, Christianias and Telemarks. Mr. McKelvy did not neglect to select charming compositions and to take full advantage of clear air and the contrast between the dark figures and trees and the white snow." Movie Makers, Dec. 1933, 500.