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The Moon and the Sledgehammer (1971)

Mr. Page and his two sons and two daughters live a primitive life in the woods in southern England with traction engines.

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The Moon & The Sledgehammer
1 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a witty and well shot documentary about the Page family, Father, two sons and two daughters are shown living deep in the woods of Sussex. The film is dated 1971 (and a Tax Disk shown shows 1970) yet the family are blissfully unaware of man having already reached the moon, postulate on how this might be done. This aside they demonstrate some fine lateral thinking and through their naive delivery come the fears and concerns still relevant today, pollution, intensive farming, mechanisation. However their actions a another thing entirely - some great quotes ("the cabbages go SQWAARRRK") laughs and sadness tinge this fine work. Where are they now, I wish I knew!


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