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Still image from Safari in Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 471.

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

Charles H. Benjamin

Languages:

English

Length:

1000 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1946 - Honorable Mention General Class
American Humane Association Amateur Film Contest 1947 - Third Prize

Description:

"By a clever editorial feat, Charles H. Benjamin has transformed a series of animal scenes which he filmed at New York City's Bronx Zoo into a pseudo travelog of the African game belt. He achieved this effect by simply cutting shots of heavily wooded streams into footage of the uncaged animals in the famous zoo, and the illusion is pointed up by some striking title frames. Mr. Benjamin's camera work matches his editorial insight, for his exposures and composition are first rate. His use of back lighting gives his shots of flamingoes and drowsing lions a brilliance that puts them far above the usual run of animal pictures." Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 488.

Resources:

The film won first award in a Brooklyn Amateur Cine Club members' film contest in 1947 (Movie Makers, March 1947, 126).

Locations:

  • Bronx, N.Y. (Filming)

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the Hartford Cinema Club in 1947, Hartford, CT
  • Screened by the Brooklyn Amateur Cine Club in 1947, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Stamford Movie Club in 1947, Stamford, CT

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