"Land of My Dreams, Joseph J. Harley, ACL, will tell you, is a simple record of fun and friends. As such, it is an attractive piece of Kodachrome, colorful in its camera work, leisurely in its pace (400 feet, 8mm.) and frankly sentimental in its outlook. Lake Saranac and the Harley summer cottage comprise the land of Joe Harley 's dreams, although his myriad friends of ten years' standing play a large part in that Elysium. You see them throughout the film, going about their fishing and boating, picnics and swimming with an infectious zest and good humor. The record is climaxed with a detailed presentation of a grand communal party, at which each of the guests is required to put on some sort of skit or bit of entertainment." Movie Makers, June 1944, 246.
Note of warning: the "communal party" referenced in the description above includes a performance in blackface.
El filme muestra diversos paisajes naturales de Ribera en Álava (España) mientras se escucha la narración de un hombre reflexionando mientras deja atrás la ciudad y mira las montañas y ríos. El hombre recuerda distintos fragmentos de su vida y mientras mira el río concluye que aún le queda un largo camino en la vida.
The film depicts several natural landscapes of Ribera in Álava (Spain) while a male voice narrates the reflections of a man while he leaves the city behind and watches the mountains and the rivers. The man remembers many fragments of his life and while he sees the river he concludes that there is still a long road ahead for him in life.
"A family film with intertitles made for the Amateur Cinema League. The film follows the adventures of Herbert Miller, Jr., with his parents, his dog Chips, and his toys, including a pedal car and a teddy bear. Other segments show a ski trip to Mount Hood and a Miller's Paint store." Archives West.
"Ralph O. Lund, whether he knows it or not, has adopted the same narrative technique used earlier in a nature film (The Gannets) whereby one of the wild creatures being pictured becomes the narrator. In Monarchs of the Mountain Tops, Mr. Lund's "Pete Smith" is an agile and bewhiskered mountain goat. His recurring comments enliven considerably the producer's study of the flora and fauna of Glacier National Park." Movie Makers, Dec. 1953, 334.
(Catalan): Film a mig camí entre el film d'argument (un pelegrí cec marxa amb els peus descalços fins a Montserrat, acompanyat d´un nen, i quan hi arriba es produeix un miracle i recupera la vista) i el film documental (escenes diverses de Montserrat i els diferents mitjans de transport per arribar-hi: cotxe, carrilet, cremallera i funicular, etc.).
Film devoted to the famous Montserrat mountain in Catalonia that blends fiction (a blind pilgrim walks barefoot to Montserrat, accompanied by a child, and when he arrives a miracle occurs, and he regains his sight) and documentary styles (various scenes from Montserrat and the different means of transport to get there: car, rail, rack and funicular, etc.). [Description from the Filmoteca de Catalunya catalog]
"Shows expedition from Tatlayoko Lake and climb up Mt. Reliance" British Columbia Archives.
This film was produced in the late 1930s.
"Shows Don and Phyllis Munday on an expedition to climb Mount Waddington, via Franklin Valley, Franklin Glacier, Dais Glacier, etc." British Columbia Archives.
"A down mountain ski run, etched against a filtered sky and set in a world of fantastic snow shapes and incredible beauty, is the theme of Mount Zao, which was filmed on the Japanese mountain of that name. Khoji Tsukamoto has mastered the technique of back lighting the dramatic turns, stems and jumps of a down mountain run so that they are framed against luminous clouds of powdered snow. The ski runners are always preceded by an ubiquitous cameraman who has invariably chosen the most effective angle for each scene of his closely knit sequences. The result is as smooth a picture of skiing as the screen has seen. In sequencing, editing and the nuances of tempo, this film is near the top. And particularly praiseworthy is the way in which the cameraman has involved backgrounds of astonishing natural beauty with foregrounds of interest compelling action." Movie Makers, Dec. 1937, 603, 626.
"With a thorough understanding of what constitutes human interest, L. Gordon Darby has produced in Mountain Playground an attractive record of the Banff-Jasper National Park area. Present, to be sure, are the majestic peaks, the Banff Springs Hotel with its surrounding flower gardens, Lake Louise and a picturesque river trip. But there are presented also the darting antics of a chipmunk, the dainty distrust of a cautious deer and the hungry bear within arm's reach of the camera. If camera steadiness had not been sacrificed for the ease of the hand-held camera, this attractive travelog might well have contended for higher honors." Movie Makers, Dec. 1952, 340.
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