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O Dreamland (1956)

Documentary on a famous amusement park, showing the irony of its manufactured fun.

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Lindsay Anderson
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Documentary on a famous amusement park, showing the irony of its manufactured fun.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

О, Дримлэнд See more »

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Sequence Films See more »
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Mono
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Made in 1953, the film was shelved for almost three years, and shown only in 1956 at the Free Cinema programme. See more »

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Featured in Free Cinema (1986) See more »

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Sadly Nostalgic
1 May 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this on two levels. First of all, it showed us the numbness of the Western people. Obviously, the camera captured people in an almost catatonic way. This is an "amusement" park. Hardly anyone seems to be amused. Even the normally titillating freak shows and man's inhumanity to man don't seem to grab anyone. If anything, they seem to embrace the malaise of the people. Also, I was a little boy when these shows were available. I did the rides. I played the games. I saw Hitler's dead body in a sideshow. O Dreamland is such a great title.


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