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Aquatic Holiday

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Lindsay McLeod

Description:

"Lindsay takes us on one of his family holidays into the mountain and lake areas. We are among the snow-capped hills, lush valleys, and many wild flowers, motoring and water-skiing on the lake" PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 41.


Around South America

Date produced: 1957

Filmmaker(s):

H. Lee Hansen

Description:

Travelogue that visits tourist destinations across several countries in South America.


Around the World in Forty Days

Date produced: 1988

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"In May-June 1988, Robbins Barstow and his wife Meg, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA, made a six-week trip around the world. Places visited include Hawaii, Austrailia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, India, and London, England." Archive.org


Arrow of Tiger

Date produced: 1957

Filmmaker(s):

Kazuo Nakamura

Description:

"A delightful bit of drama filmed by Kazuo Nakamura again illustrates that one does not have to travel far from his home to film a picture. This was filmed in Japan and one may assume that the maker had the cooperation of a local dramatic group. Mr. Nakamura has shown his skill and accomplishment in the finished product. It is a story within a story. The father tells his young son and daughter about the legend of the arrow which comes from nowhere to fall upon a roof. That home must sacrifice a daughter to some unknown person which in the story is a terrible old tiger. The animal, in the disguise of a man meets his fate at the hands of a god who disappears as mysteriously as he had appeared, while the villagers dance and celebrate their freedom. The children are now fast asleep. Although their native language is heard throughout, the story is easily followed. The costuming and acting are superb in their simplicity." PSA Journal, Nov. 1957, 32.


Arts and Crafts in Mexico

Date produced: 1945

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph E. Gray

Description:

"Ralph E. Gray has once again turned his inquiring and sympathetic camera upon the people and places of Mexico. The result is Arts and Crafts in Mexico, an authentic and altogether admirable record of that country's hereditary handicrafts. Here, in almost lavish detail, is an intent family of woodworkers, fascinating in their casual skills with hands and feet. Here are senoritas who both weave and wear the lovely silken rebozo, which shares honors only with the serape as the mantle of Mexico. One sees with equal clarity and charm the fashioning of pottery, the firing of copper vessels and the fine crafting of Mexico's soft and gleaming silver. Even the great Diego Rivera, pictured at work in a sequence which is a genuine "'beat," is engagingly included within the family of Mexico's artisans. Mr. Gray has compiled a cinematic document of great beauty, genuine human interest and authentic social value." Movie Makers, Dec. 1945, 494.


Assignment: Korea

Date produced: 1959

Filmmaker(s):

Stanley B. Kelley

Description:

"Col. Kelly took the time to use his camera effectively on an assignment in Korea where the older folks are referred to with family reverence as Papa-san and Mama-san. Here we have a review of life in Korea as an Army officer may see it. After the war there is reconstruction and training of the 4th largest standing army in the world. A country divided at the 38th parallel must live under the protection of a well-trained army, trained by U.S. personnel. A documentary-travelogue that lives all of its 25 minutes of screen time" PSA Journal, Nov. 1959, 47.


Asturias Pintoresca

Date produced: 1957

Filmmaker(s):

Antonio Cernuda

Description:

"Antonio Cernuda has created a pictorial mood, a feeling of being there, and a desire to live it again. His choice of music has contributed a great deal to this delightful picture. It begins in the early fall and we move quickly to the gathering of apples, processing, and the bottling of cider. There are celebrations of the gathering of the harvest, girls and boys in native Spanish dress, with the frolic of the occasion and the solemnity of the religious spirit. The first snow of winter, as the leaves are about gone, and on into the heavier snows and ice of winder as the people go about their daily travels—afoot, by horse-drawn vehicle, and train. The transition to spring is so skillfully set forth with the melting snow and turbulent streams that we are hardly aware of the passing of winter. Soon there is a burst of spring everywhere and then summer with its crops, vacation activities, boating, fishing, tug-of-war, and outdoor Mass. The picture opens and closes with artistic views of the mountainous country. We might think of this as the four seasons. Asturias, with its deep canyons and mountains, with scars of its heroic history, that have the darkness of coal in its womb, the whiteness of snow on its head, and the pink of apple blossoms on its body. Asturias lets her men go out into the world with the certainty that the homesickness for her beauty will always make them return." PSA Journal, Nov. 1957, 31.


Augustas, The

Date produced: 1958

Filmmaker(s):

Scott Nixon

Description:

"A compilation film documenting the many Augustas--streets, storefronts and cities from Montana to Maine--that Scott Nixon encountered as a traveling salesman based in Augusta, GA." Moving Image Research Collection, University of South Carolina


Autumn

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Bernard Van H. Schultz

Description:

"Autumn, filmed by Bernard Van H. Schultz, successfully demonstrates that Kodacolor can be used for long shots of landscapes and similar subjects. This record of a New England autumn, with its accompanying riot of color, leaves very little to be desired as a representation of the spirit of the season. Of particular note was the evident care used in choosing appropriate viewpoints, not only with relation to the framing principle but also from the point of view of both color and motion. The continuity was rather static which was appropriate to the subject. The film was bound together remarkably well by the choice of successive scenes which followed a time sequence, starting with shots taken in the bright light of midday and ending with sunset shots. However, Mr. Schultz's principal achievement lay in the selection of the proper neutral density filters, yielding uniformly excellent color results which are all the more remarkable because of the preponderance of long shots." Movie Makers, Dec. 1930, 759.


Avignon

Date produced: 1964

Filmmaker(s):

Gotzon Elorza

Description:

Retrato de la ciudad de Avignon en donde el director quiso demostrar que no sólo se podía hablar en Euskera de temas vascos sino de cualquier otro lugar e historia.

A portrait of the city of Avignon in which the director wanted to demonstrate that films in Euskera were not limited to topics regarding the Basque Country, but they could be about any other place or story.


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