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Still image from Inspiration in Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 470.

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

Victor E. Pye

Languages:

English

Length:

300 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1946 - Honorable Mention General Class

Description:

"Victor E. Pye, using his family as the principal actors in a sincere and competent photoplay, brings us the flavor of family life in far away Australia. With a sure cinematic sense, he opens Inspiration with a moving dolly sequence which carries you into the house directly to the star of the film. With creditable economy of footage and compelling acting and directing, Mr. Pye tells a simple tale of a once crippled child returned to health through the inspiration of a famous figure skater — herself a former "polio" victim. There are also several scenes from which it becomes obvious that the movie maker has profited from viewing theatrical productions with his mind on his own filming. Suave and sensitive, Inspiration becomes moving and believable as the plot unfolds." Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 488.

Resources:

The film won first award in the Golden Cup Competition sponsored by the Victorian Amateur Cine Society in 1945 (Movie Makers, Feb. 1946, 69).

Locations:

  • Australia (Filming)

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Repository:

Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection, East Anglian Film Archive

Screenings:

  • Screened by the Victorian Amateur Cine Society in 1946, Melbourne, Victoria

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