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All shot on 35mm cinema-quality colour film, these collections of stunning newsreels from the 1960s are some of the most admirable British documentaries ever made. Many have remained unseen since their first screening decades ago and are presented here – digitally restored, complete and uncut. A real treat! This volume presents 60 films whose subjects cover the broad range of business and industry: from building cars to growing tulips, and from deep-sea trawling to manufacturing hats.
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SIXTY ARCHIVE EDITIONS OF THE LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY SERIES
This regular series of short documentary films was produced in the 1960s by the Special Features Division of the Rank Organisation to screen in their Odeon and Gaumont cinemas – replacing the circuit’s Universal News, now rendered largely irrelevant with the advent of television news broadcasts. Marvellously concise and beautifully shot, these colour featurettes, numbering over 500 in total, presented cinemagoers with varied aspects of modern British life.
This volume presents sixty films whose subjects cover the broad range of business and industry: from building cars to growing tulips and from deep-sea trawling to manufacturing hats. Many have remained unseen since their first screening five decades ago and are presented here complete and uncut.