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Image from Bermudiana. Movie Makers, Dec. 1951, 392.

Date produced: 1951

Filmmaker(s):

Helen C. Welsh

Languages:

English

Length:

1000 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

With sound on disc.

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1951

Description:

"One rarely thinks of a portrait of a place; but Bermudiana is in essence just that. Helen C. Welsh has a perceptive eye for beauty, an affection for her subject and a trained, technical knowledge of her craft. This triple-threat combination has recorded not only the justifiably famous surface aspects of these enchanting islands, but it has revealed as well much of their inner spirit. The film has all the attractions of a first rate travelog and the informative qualities of an honest documentary. Its accompanying narrative complements perfectly the flow of pictorial material, providing supplementary information without piling up facts and figures simply for their own sake. A happy choice of musical background furnishes the final touch to a rich and well rounded presentation." Movie Makers, Dec. 1951, 410.

Resources:

The film won first award in a Metropolitan Motion Picture Club film contest in 1951 (Movie Makers, Jan. 1952, 26).

Locations:

  • Bermuda (Filming)

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Screenings:

  • First public screening of Maxim Memorial Award winner before members of Hartford Cinema Club December of 1951 (Movie Makers, Jan. 1952, 26) : Hartford, Conn.
  • Metropolitan Motion Picture Club annual Gala at Hunter College Auditorium 1 March 1952 (Movie Makers, Mar. 1952, 90): New York City, NY.
  • Screened by the Cine Group of the Schenectady Photographic Society in 1952 (Movie Makers, Mar. 1952, 90): Schenectady, N.Y.

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