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Still image from Five Days From Home in Movie Makers, Dec. 1948, 475.

Date produced: 1948

Filmmaker(s):

Mannie Lovitch

Languages:

English

Length:

600 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

With music on disc.

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1948 - Honorable Mention

Description:

"A schoolboy in need of material for a geography theme launches Five Days From Home, as Dad gets out the movie projector and shows Son the cine harvest of his summer holiday. Among the points covered in a whirlwind auto trip from New York to Canada are Quebec City, Montmorency Falls, a Canadian pulpwood mill and Ausable Chasm, in New York State. Mannie Lovitch's handling of these subjects is always competent, occasionally excellent. His inquiring camera found many scenes of quaint charm in the old St. Lawrence city, and his full scale visual treatment of the pulp mill is sustained in interest by a superb bit of scoring with modern music by Virgil Thompson. Of especial note is Mr. Lovitch's mobile cross-cutting of the three to four themes which make up his coverage of the usually difficult Ausable Chasm." Movie Makers, Dec. 1948, 493.

Resources:

Lovitch discusses filming in Ausable Chasm, NY, in "Stop Off at Ausable!" (Movie Makers, Aug. 1949, 296, 308).

Locations:

  • Quebec City, Quebec (Filming)
  • Mountmorency River, Quebec (Filming)
  • Keeseville, New York (Filming)

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