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A Short Vision (1956)

The leaders, the wise men, the leopard, the deer, the owl and the rat all look up in the sky in fear as a strange object flies through the sky.

Directors:

Joan Foldes (uncredited), Peter Foldes (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James McKechnie James McKechnie ... Commentator (voice)
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Storyline

A strange object flies through the sky at night, while most of the city is asleep. The leopard looks up just as it has a deer in its clutches. The leopard and the deer run away in fear. The owl looks up just as it has a rat in its clutches. The owl and the rat run away in fear. Most of the city is asleep. But the wise men are awake, and they see the object. The leaders are awake, and they see the object, too. In this animated parable of a nuclear holocaust, the object in the sky proves to be the last thing they see. Written by J. Spurlin

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rat | owl | leopard | fear | deer | See All (15) »

Genres:

Animation | Short

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Official Sites:

British Film Institute

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1956 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (Kodachrome)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was broadcast on CBS May 27, 1956, as a segment of The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). See more »

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[first lines]
Commentator: One night I looked out through the window and saw it approaching from the deep, blind sky.
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Lacks emotional involvement
6 February 2018 | by Kamran09See all my reviews

The film is simply not as emotionally involved as the famous animated films from Japan are (i.e. Grave of the Fireflies and Barefoot Gen). Interesting for a glance at 50's animation but not for an informative viewing of the usage of atomic bombs.


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