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Only a Fool Breaks the Second Rule - Pile-up
A mysterious stranger foreshadows Death, but is good enough to give a handy driving safety tip along the way
Public Information Filler 1975 1 mins Silent
Death walks the roads, clad in black. Public information films such as this often draw on film genre stylings to make you look twice and see the unnoticed dangers in everyday situations. Film noir music and shadows, thriller editing and horror surprises are effective shorthand to grab audience attention when brevity is key. A black-clad figure representing Death is common - sometimes silent, sometimes delivering impatient advice as if tired of us mortal fools.
Shooting the Message: The Films of John Krish
Inside Film 2013 34 mins
This recently filmed interview with John Krish surveys the acclaimed director's career in film.
What's in a Number
Documentary drama 1948 1 mins
National insurance made amusing by the eccentric Richard Massingham.
Pattern for Progress
Industry sponsored film 1948 42 mins Location: Ebbw Vale/Glyn Ebwy
The drama and spectacle of steelmaking at Ebbw Vale.
Public Information Filler 1974 1 mins
John Krish’s haunting fire prevention film prowls through a carefully designed burned-out shell of a set.
Documentary 1948 1 mins
One of several highly entertaining films from Richard Massingham about the dangers of uncontrolled sneezing.
Return to Life
Documentary 1960 29 mins
John Krish’s deeply compassionate documentary on the resettlement of refugees in Britain; made to mark World Refugee Year 1959.
The Lost Highway
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's