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Curaçao

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

H. Lee Hansen

Description:

"Hansen gives to Curacao, a Caribbean territory of Netherlands, a visit. He films the industrial, residential, and commercial areas of Willemstad." UC San Diego Library.


Day Excursion, A

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Nemo

William Chadwick

Description:

"A competent example of a well-planned film of a holiday for two." BFI National Archive.


Driftins

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Evelyn Kibar

John R. Kibar

Description:

"The film is credited to Evelyn, who captures her husband’s collecting habits of “everything and anything.” This time it happens to be driftwood. Title cards of dialogue are interspersed with images of John and Evelyn collecting driftwood along a Wisconsin beach." Chicago Film Archives


Elyra

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

Sal Pizzo

Nadine Pizzo

Description:

"A fantasy in which a writer relates a story about his walks along the seashore where he often meets a beautiful girl. She is quite strange, but beautiful, and they become good friends. There are lip-synch sequences where she tells him of her life, the rest he narrates in the first person. Elyra finally goes off, leaving behind a sea shell as a memento. In addition to an interesting story the film shows excellent technique, using montages, scenes of the sea, bottom, excellent editing. The Pizzos play the two parts in the story." PSA Journal, Nov. 1956, 22.


Enchanted Isles, The

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

Alfred T. Bartlett

Description:

"Stretching for more than a thousand miles along Australia's northeastern coast stands the Great Barrier Reef, a vast agglomeration of tide-swept coral islands and islets. For mariners who have threaded their way through these perilous formations, they hold little of enchantment. But to Alfred T. Bartlett (who confines his camera to the Whitsunday group) they are such stuff as dreams are made on — and he has portrayed them thus in The Enchanted Isles. Mr. Bartlett's canvas is a rich one, comprising all of the classic elements of romance: the sun-drenched strand, the nodding palms, the lovely girls and, always and ever-present, the clean blue of the sky and the yet-deeper blue of the circumambient waters. He has painted these elements both in large, lush compositions and with observing attention to the minutiae of vibrant life around him. Even his colors (via the magic of the pola screen) are richly sensuous in their depth of saturation. An unabashedly romantic narrative ("Have you ever dreamed a secret dream?" is the opening line) rounds out this affectionate and interpretive travel study." Movie Makers, Dec. 1953, 333-334.


Essence of Life

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"The dependence of all living things on water. The physical properties of water; water as a habitat for such creatures as insects, birds, beavers, frogs; use and abuse of water resources by man." (BC Archives)


Evolution of a Deep-Sea Navigator, The

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Risdale Ellis


Fisherman’s Harbor

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Randolph B. Clardy


Five Days From Home

Date produced: 1948

Filmmaker(s):

Mannie Lovitch

Description:

"A schoolboy in need of material for a geography theme launches Five Days From Home, as Dad gets out the movie projector and shows Son the cine harvest of his summer holiday. Among the points covered in a whirlwind auto trip from New York to Canada are Quebec City, Montmorency Falls, a Canadian pulpwood mill and Ausable Chasm, in New York State. Mannie Lovitch's handling of these subjects is always competent, occasionally excellent. His inquiring camera found many scenes of quaint charm in the old St. Lawrence city, and his full scale visual treatment of the pulp mill is sustained in interest by a superb bit of scoring with modern music by Virgil Thompson. Of especial note is Mr. Lovitch's mobile cross-cutting of the three to four themes which make up his coverage of the usually difficult Ausable Chasm." Movie Makers, Dec. 1948, 493.


From Stump to Ship

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Alfred Ames

Howard Kane

Description:

"Depicts the year-round activities of the Machias Lumber Company on the Machias River in Washington County, Maine. Includes scenes of winter logging in the forest with hand tools and horses, as well as the spring log drive, with loggers using peaveys to break up log jams on icy rivers as the logs are moved from the forest to the mill. Includes footage of lumber loaded onto schooners in Machias for transport to New York and schooner being towed to sea by sardine boat." oldfilm.org


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