" 'Oh, would some power the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as others see us.' In a sophisticated, fast moving satire, Fred Evans has struck at some of the blights of amateur movie making and screening. Turning his opening guns on tyros who ignore the instruction book which accompanies a new camera, Mr. Evans proceeds in a light, witty manner to poke cine fun at those movie makers who insist on learning the hard way. The picture continues on its farcical path, pausing now to watch invitations being telephoned for a screening of an as yet on-existent film and again to sympathize at the scene of frantic last minute editing. Home Movies has as its climax, of course, the fiasco of the screening, which should not be "tipped off" by a verbal preview. Compact and restrained, this movie offers meaningful as well as light entertainment." Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 471.
Dicsussed by Evans in "Mirror to Ourselves" (Movie Makers, March 1947, 102-103, 118-119). Also extensively discussed in "Home Movie Previews" (American Cinematographer, Oct. 1941, 488), and "One Man's Movies" (Home Movies, Dec. 1943, 402, 416-418).
The film won fourth prize in a Los Angeles 8mm. Club film contest in 1942 (American Cinematographer, Feb. 1942, 80).
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