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Sunshine Gatherers (1921)


George E. Stone


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Interesting Documentary on Fruit
1 January 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Sunshine Gatherers (1921)

*** (out of 4)

Interesting industrial short that was produced by the Del Monte Corporation who were the king of fruits in California. What makes this film so special is that not only does it tell the history of fruit in the state and show everything from how its grown, picked and canned but it was also shot in Prizma, an early color system. I really enjoyed watching this thing and what caught me off guard was how entertaining the documentary was. I guess you could compare this to the "How It's Made" series of today because you really do get to see just about everything in regards to the fruit. We get to see where it's grown and then in the most interesting part we get to see it hit the factory where women do the work to get it ready to be canned. I really thought the entire assembly line was quite interesting to see and especially when you compared to how this stuff is done today. The Prizma color is also quite fascinating as this was the first time I had seen this process. For the most part I thought it looked extremely good with some of it so detailed that I'm surprised this here didn't catch on. Just take a look at the sequences were the red colors are displayed and it almost looks as detailed as three-strip Technicolor.

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