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East Coast

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Harry S. Smith

Description:

"East Coast, produced by the Rockville Cinema Club, is a picture that keeps the most jaded critic interested in its outcome. Carefully staged and convincingly acted, this story of the eternal triangle has an original twist. The production shows painstaking attention to story detail and photography, that leaves with the audience the feeling of having seen a finished picture. The acting was far above the average and shows the result of the club's previous experiences in making this type of picture. The sets were largely laid out of doors, but, both indoors and out, the exposure and lighting were handled in a most finished and competent manner. Smooth and logical, the scenarization, editing and titling represent a vast amount of careful preparation." Movie Makers, Dec. 1936, 542.


Enchanted Hills

Date produced: 1957

Filmmaker(s):

James L. Watson

Description:

"James Watson has made a neat family picture which should be in constant demand by his son and his friends. Mother and son walk in the woods prepared to have a picnic lunch. The story is introduced with Walt Disney's Peter Pan. After reading the book, Mother takes a snooze and Sonny goes for a walk. He comes upon Peter Pan with his flute, the Good Fairy, and a bewitched woman, in the woods. Meantime, his Mother is searching for him. After they join and walk together we again meet these persons in their normal atmosphere and then realize Sonny had supplied the imagination to cloak them as characters in the story-book" PSA Journal, Nov. 1957, 33.


Encounter on the River

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

Massimo Sani

Ezio Pecora

Description:

"The combined efforts of Massimo Sani-photography and Ezio Pecora-directing. A slowly paced, sensitive portrayal of adolescent emotions. While in many amateur films the acting is such that we can never forget it is a movie and that the actors are aware of the camera, in "Encounter on the River", the acting is natural, making this tender, almost too subtle story most enjoyable. The best directed amateur film seen in years." PSA Journal, Dec. 1955, 36.


Entre dos Rosas

Date produced: 1954

Filmmaker(s):

Alfred Rubio

Carlos Barrios Baron

Description:

"Strangely enough, although its producers may or may not have intended it, Entre dos Rosas (Between Two Roses) is essentially an old-fashioned morality play set forth in fairly modern filmic turns. For here is a handsome young artist as the protagonist of the action. Here, in the girl of a white rose, is the embodiment of virtue; while there, in the girl of the red rose, is the embodiment of evil. And, overlooking this eternal tug of war, is the figure of Fate or Destiny. Only at the end does Entre dos Rosas turn away from the classic formula, since, with a realistic and more modern psychology than that which stirred the medieval dramatist, it refuses to resolve the ultimate struggle. To the drawing of this age-old triangle, Carlos Barrios Baron has brought stimulating though deliberate direction, while Alfredo Rubio has interpreted his ideas in monochrome imagery which is both visually creative and dramatically compelling. Although Entre dos Rosas of leaves its classic central problem unsolved. It is a striking experimental film well worthy of study by less daring movie makers" PSA Journal, Jan. 1954, 50.


Escape

Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Alan Lavender

Description:

"Escape, a black-and-white film from Richmond, Surrey, England, is by Alan Lavender. This is a story of a small boy's life under a difficult marital situation and how all of the problems are solved with one final blow. The story is not new, but is handled cleverly and holds audience interest to the very surprising end. 14 minutes" PSA Journal, Nov. 1969, 57.


European Summer

Date produced: 1959

Filmmaker(s):

H. Lee Hansen

Description:

"H. Lee Hansen visits Holland, England (London), France (Paris), and Switzerland (Zurich) and captures scenes of daily life in post-war Europe." UC San Diego Library.


European Summer (Spain)

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

H. Lee Hansen

Description:

"General scenes in Spain, including farming and city life. There is a long section of a bull fight (Madrid)." UC San Diego Library.


Euskal Estegua [Basque Wedding]

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

José Luis De la Torre Agirre

Description:

Euskal Ezkontzien erreportaia.

El filme retrata una boda vasca.

The film depicts a Basque wedding.


Evening at Home, An

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur E. Ojeda

Description:

"Among the pictures awarded Honorable Mention is An Evening at Home, by Arthur E. Ojeda, ACL, a rare achievement in film planning — the family picture of interest outside the family. In it the father arrives home from his work and is greeted by the children. Soon, after the bedtime story, they toddle off upstairs, leaving the domestic stage clear for the grownups' dinner and the subsequently arriving neighbors. There follow a shaker of friendly drinks and a session of jigsaw puzzling after which the guests depart. The last lights go out and the film is over. Mr Ojeda's treatment of this theme is clearly sequenced, told without titles and mostly in closeups. Honorable mention was well deserved by the definite interest which he brought to the subject. With more perfect technical execution, an even greater honor might have been won by this family film." Movie Makers, Dec. 1934, 546.


Fairy Princess

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

Margaret Conneely

Description:

"The story of a little girl and the doll she wanted for Christmas. She asked for a fairy princess, got just a doll, but then the doll comes to life and dances, delighting the disillusioned miss and the film ends on a happy note." PSA Journal, Nov. 1956, 22.


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