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May Day Conflict

Date produced: 1948

Filmmaker(s):

Herbert F. Sturdy

Description:

"May Day Conflict is a well executed and skillfully edited family story film of the conflict created by the opening of the trout season and a flower festival both falling on May first. The central character is a good loser (the husband, of course!), as he accompanies his wife to the flower show after elaborate preparations for his fishing trip. Herbert F. Sturdy has deftly woven into the story pattern light, humorous incidents to provide amusing comedy relief from his fine floral closeup studies. Expert camera handling and smooth transitions lend a semi-professional finish to the picture." Movie Makers, Dec. 1948, 493-494.


New York World’s Fair

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Cyrus Pinkham

Description:

"A clever, artfully-shot, and carefully-edited amateur film of the 1939 New York World's Fair." oldfilm.org


Objectif Festival

Date produced: 1964

Filmmaker(s):

Jacques Chalmandrier

Description:

"Objectif Festival is a story based - on truth or not, we don't know - of an old photographer who decides to bring his camera, tripod and all, the to the Cannes Film Festival to get a few still shots. He is not prepared for the fast shooting shutterbugs of today, nor the Bikini clad French dolls that litter the beaches. Time has passed him by in more ways than one. The film has been cleverly cut to fit its musical score, and this unusual editing has earned for the film the MPD Golden Scissors Award for the best film editing in the contest" PSA Journal, Sept. 1964, 50-51.


Quaint Old Mexico

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

Guy Nelli

Description:

"It is a platitude that there is more in Mexico than meets the eye. In Quaint Old Mexico, however, Guy Nelli proves that there is far more in Mexico than usually meets the camera. Mr. Nelli presents the gradual awakening of Mexico, as the farmers drive their produce to market, with a startling sense of early morning atmosphere; market scenes are developed lucidly and effectively. The high peak of the film is reached with a most remarkable sequence of religious festival shots, as virtually an entire village re-enacts the Stations of the Cross. The intense religious emotion evident in these scenes has rarely been caught for the screen. Mr. Nelli's film is outstanding for its fresh approach and, above all, for the natural and casual quality of its shots." Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 488.


Scenes From Runnymede Pageant

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Eunice Alliott

Eustace Alliott

Description:

A short film documenting a historical re-enactment in Runnymede, Surrey.


Sunny Clacton

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

William King

Description:

Amateur colour film of a fundraising carnival and summer activities at Clacton-on-Sea in the month before World War II was declared. (EAFA)


Thetford 1

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Ben Culey

Description:

"Local newsreel on events in Thetford filmed by Ben Culey, showing the Palace Cinema, which he owned and where people came to see his local news films." (EAFA Database)


Westminster Scenes at the Coronation of H.M. King George VI

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Eustace Alliott

Description:

"Film record of the procession along Parliament Street before the Coronation ceremony of George VI, the activities of the spectators in Parliament Street during the ceremony and the procession in Parliament Square following the ceremony, prefaced by footage of street scenes in London the day before the Coronation and concluded by a shot from outside Buckingham Palace." (EAFA Database)


Wooden Face of Totonicapan

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph E. Gray

Description:

"“Wooden Face of Totonicapan” is a [1942] color film covering the art of making wooden masks in Totonicapan, Guatemala. The film was made under the auspices of the "Good Neighbor" film project, run by the Office of the Co-Ordinator of Inter-American Affairs in New York as part of the WWII war effort. It was produced by Ralph E. Gray." Periscope Film.


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