A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »
This Warner Bros. short is a jam session with several outstanding African-American jazz musicians, including Lester Young. Darkly lit and with a mood that matches the music, the film was ... See full summary »
George 'Red' Callender,
What would be the shortest route between Entre Rios in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the center of the earth, since the two places are ... See full summary »
Visually, one of the best lyrical documentaries I have ever seen..
GLASS may be the perfect non-cinema verite documentary film ever made. It tells the story of hand-made vs. machine-made glass products through the brilliant use of visual language. Color, movement, music, sound effects and editing combine to illustrate the contrast between the two types of glass products: artistic and utilitarian. And the difference is clearly and entertainingly presented without a word of narration. This is a film that truly contains not one unneeded shot The jazz score accompanying the visuals can stand on its own as music, yet it is brilliantly married to the diverse and unique portraits of the individual glass blowers featured in the film - all of it in just eleven minutes!
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