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Operation on the Brain

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Ernest Page

William Palmer

Description:

"Operation On The Brain, 300 ft., 16mm., made by Ernest Page and William Palmer, is a splendid record of a surgical operation. The film's most prominent quality is its fine definition. Correct exposure and careful lighting produced a clean cut and understandable scientific record. Closeups, made with a telephoto lens, were correctly interspersed with the longer shots to emphasize the important details. Variation in camera position is as important in films of operations as in other types of subject matter. Continuous closeups, often used in films of this nature, may be as unsatisfactory as would be continuous medium shots. Although not planned from the viewpoint of instruction, this picture is probably as satisfactory a surgical record as is possible to make under amateur conditions." Movie Makers, Dec. 1930, 759.


Operazione alla milza [Spleen Operation]

Date produced: 1937

Description:

"doc. scientifico"/scientific documentary


Operazione chirurgica [Surgical Operation]

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Franco Mortara

Description:

"doc. scientifico"/scientific documentary


Operazioni chirurgiche [Surgical Operations]

Date produced: 1942


Operazioni, III [Operations III]

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Gian Luigi Dorigo

Description:

"doc. scientifico"/scientific documentary

"Operazioni, III, realizzato da Gian Luigi Do­rigo, nella Sala Operatoria della Divisione Chirurgica Ortopedica del prof. Francesco Delitala, Ospedale Civile di Venezia. Il film fa parte della Serie delle Operazioni che Gian Luigi Dorigo sta realizzando con l'intento di interpretare gli in­terventi chirurgici in forma non inespressiva, come fino ad oggi i documentarii scientifici, ma valendosi dei mezzi precipi del cinematografo, e in una parola, del montaggio, per la più chiara ed evidente dimostrazione dell'assunto. La pelli­cola col titolo Una Mattina di Operazione ha par­tecipato ai Littoriali riscuotendo vivo interessamento. Gian Luigi Dorigo descrive in un articolo su questo numero le sue opinioni nei riguardi del film scientifico."

"Operations, III, made by Gian Luigi Dorigo, in the Operating Room of the Orthopedic Surgery Division of Prof. Francesco Delitala, Civil Hospital of Venice. The film is part of the Series of Operations that Gian Luigi Dorigo is making with the intent to represent the surgical interventions in an expressive way, as up to now the scientific documentaries, but availing himself of the specific means of cinema, and in a word, the montage, for the clearest and most obvious demonstration of the thesis. The film with the title Una Mattina di Operazione (A Morning of Operation) participated in the Littoriali, attracting great interest. Gian Luigi Dorigo describes his opinions on scientific films in an article in this issue."
—Il ventuno 28 (Review of the G.U.F. of Venice), May 1935, p. 16"


Partial Denture

Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

S. H. McAfee

Description:

"Dr. McAfee presented technical subject in a manner that was interesting to the layman as well as the dentist. His photography was consistent and his continuity thorough." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1933, 342.


Preparation for Maxillary Denture

Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

S. H. McAfee

Description:

"Surgical Preparation for Maxillary Denture is particularly detailed. Beginning with a study of the models, including some animation, it then shows the administration of the anesthetic to the patient, the extraction of the teeth, the preparation of the denture and the final discharge of the patient." Movie Makers, Sept. 1933, 337.


Reconstruction of Nose

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Abraham Schur

Description:

"This picture was made with indoor lighting and showed a very consistent photography." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1934, 377.


Repair of an Indirect Inguinal Hernia

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

Vincent Vermooten

Description:

"Extreme clarity and freedom from the shadows frequently encountered in medical films mark the technical details of the surgery shown in Dr. Vincent Vermooten's Repair of an Indirect Inguinal Hernia. Dr. Vermooten was, from the beginning, acutely conscious of the problems involved in bringing the proper light sources to bear upon a complex operation in which every bit of motion possesses great significance. To make certain of a steady and complete lighting scheme, he constructed a special platform above the operating table. Floodlights, closely bunched about the platform, left no possibility of inadequately lighted areas. The result is a record of an operation, masterfully pointed up by lighting, which should prove invaluable for instructional purposes." Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 488.


Retinal Detachment Operation

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Mallory

Description:

"We have seen many medical and surgical films made by Dr. Robert Mallory, III, and most of them have been excellent. This one, however, a picturization of an extremely delicate operation on the eye, surpasses them all. It is a suave and exact record of the complete operation, featuring splendid full frame closeups of the eyeball. The exposure and filming technique are flawless except for one or two scenes in slightly soft focus. We are well aware of the difficulties encountered in making a film of this kind, and we feel that Dr. Mallory has scored a distinct triumph here. He is an exceptionally neat worker, and the entire film shows the effects of care in production and editing. Movie makers who have aspirations to become filmers of medical or surgical material could well take this film for a pattern." Movie Makers, Dec. 1942, 508.


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