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Follow the life cycle of the king of crustaceans in this quirky documentary by Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy.
Documentary 1936 15 mins
From seabed to seafood restaurant, this charming short documentary follows a band of intrepid Sussex fishermen as they venture out to sea to lay their lobster pots. The action moves below the waves for some fabulous underwater scenes illustrating the life cycle of this "most pugnacious creature", as the endearingly plummy narration puts it. A jaunty score by Arthur Benjamin adds to the fun.
The quirky approach to the subject and beautiful photography are due in no small part to Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy, who was commissioned to work on the film (with co-director John Mathias) after fleeing to Britain from Nazi Germany in the mid-1930s.
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Cinemagazine 1926 14 mins Silent
Jiu-jitsu for ladies, how to get ink off a white apron and other life essentials courtesy of the 'Hints and Hobbies' team.
News 1978 3 mins Location: Newtownards
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Comedy 1928 9 mins
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1936 9 mins Silent
Guests to impress? Celebrity chef Marcel Boulestin out a quick veal escalope with the aid of a shiny new gas cooker.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1964 16 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1928 15 mins Silent
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Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
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Documentary 1973 15 mins
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Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
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Documentary 1952 30 mins
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Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
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