In Case You Missed It, Here's The 'History' Of The World
This is one of those "history of the world" comments, done in animated form. We see a big pendulum, as you would see on a grandfather clock, indicating time passage. Overall, the idea was to show that guns ruined the world. Yes, it's another tired exercise in preaching the evils of violence and guns, in particular. Well.....no kidding - tell that to the feature filmmakers around the world today whose films are an excess of blood and explosions.
Anyway, here is what is presented, and it chronological order. I may have missed an item or two. We see drawings of: Aristotle, Copernicus, Easter Island, Jesus, Rome, Egypt, Vikings, African tribes, Knights, knight warfare, kings, spears, Leonardo DaVinci, different architecture, clocks, sewing machine, electric circuitry, rockets, space ship, space stations, giant space ships that look like sharks eating smaller ones, TVs, photocopiers, guns, bullet holes in heads, blood coming out of the holes, more guns, more blood, all blood, a red rose, planet Earth, the atom, the atom bomb, desolation and finally, a tear out of an eye.
This 11-minute Independent animated short film was under the "Halas & Batchelor" DVD title but I don't think Batchelor, the wife of director-writer John Halas, had any connection with this one.
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