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Still from Made In Heaven in Movie Makers, Dec. 1943, 457.

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Jesse Geisler

Languages:

English

Length:

200 ft

Format:

8mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

With music on disc.

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1943 - Honorable Mention General Class

Description:

"Although Made in Heaven, by Jesse Geisler, is a carefully planned and sequenced film of the preparations for a wedding and the wedding itself, it gives the effect of complete realism, tinctured with good humor and the joy of life. The preparations are gay, as the bride's friends help her to dress, producing "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" in the traditional way. The Jewish orthodox ceremony is handled with simple dignity and then, with the section presenting the wedding party, the film resumes its lighter treatment. Transitions from one sequence to another are excellently handled, and the scenes of the wedding party represent an outstanding accomplishment, for it is not easy to make good movies at such an occasion." Movie Makers, Dec. 1943, 478.

Resources:

The film won first prize in the 8mm. division of a Parkchester Cinema Club film contest in 1943 (Home Movies, July 1943, 202).

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the New York 8mm. Motion Picture Club in 1944, New York City, N.Y.

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