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FILM ARCHIVE: NOT SO MUCH A HOBBY...       (Library ref no. FAC04)

The IAC film library - on the 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm and 16mm guages - has been stored in the East Anglian Film Archive for several years. The collection comprises more than 1300 items with the earliest films dating from the 1920s.
Seventy-two of these films are available to view on-line as part of the EAFA website. For a fuller appreciation, however, we know that presentation on a big screen is the best option, especially for club shows. This is one of several selections of the films.

1. THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL (1958) M. H. Bradshell
All groups go through it: the quandary of what theme to choose for the next film production. Spot a future television actress in an early role!

2. A VERY BORING FILM (1971) Film Unit 32 of Enfield
A one-shot movie. It's both a technical achievement and a joke at the expense of the audience. If it strains your patience (it will) it has achieved its aim.

3. THE BATTLE OF WANGAPORE (1955) Grasshopper Group
The classic amateur film of life on the North-West Frontier. Made with near- professional polish and a benchmark cartoon of the 1950s.

4. LET BATTLE COMMENCE (1958) Grasshopper Group
The story of the making of the above film. Drawing, composing music, and shooting in their London studio to meet the competition deadline.

Total running time approx. 1 hour. DVD

Rental fee £7.50


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