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Minis Make Money

Synopsis
Seven selected official British government information films showing how Britain has been portrayed over the last 60 years: 1) Opus (1967, 27 min): an impressionistic survey of the arts in Britain in the 1960s. Shows sculptors and painters at work, a display of Mary Quant fashions, examples of modern architecture, excerpts from three Royal Shakespeare Company productions, including ‘Hamlet’ directed by Peter Hall with David Warner as Hamlet, a sequence from a Frederick Ashton ballet, and work by Henry Moore and Francis Bacon; 2) Treble One Squadron: (1961, 21 min.): the RAF Black Arrows Squadron performs air-to-air aerobatics and formation flying; 3) Michael and the Flying Boats (1947, 14 min): Young Michael celebrates his birthday with a special treat - examining and flying in a flying boat;
4) Disgusted Binchester (1973, 8 min): animation showing how the Race Relations Act is intended to protect everyone. ‘Disgusted’, presented as the personification of all those law-abiding individuals who oppose reforms, writes to a newspaper in protest against moves to outlaw racial discrimination in Britain. Eventually mollified when shown that the Act can protect not only others, but also Disgusted himself, from discrimination, he is left in full cry against equal pay for women; 5) Mini-Skirts Make Money (1968, 1 min): shows mini skirts and fashions of the 1960s as worn in Carnaby Street, London. Visits boutiques and clothes shops including Lady Jane, Chelsea Girl and Countdown; 6, 7) two bonus items.
Series
British Government Information Films, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 76 min.
Year of production
1973
Availability
Out of distribution; 2000 sale: £15.00 (inclusive)
Subjects
Sociology
Keywords
fashion; flying boats; government information films; race relations; Royal Air Force; social history

Sections

Title
Opus
Synopsis
4) Disgusted Binchester (1973, 8 min): animation showing how the Race Relations Act is intended to protect everyone. 'Disgusted', presented as the personification of all those law-abiding individuals who oppose reforms, writes to a newspaper in protest ag

Title
Treble One Squadron

Title
Michael and the flying boats

Title
Disgusted Binchester

Title
Mini-skirts make money

Production Company

Name

Central Office of Information

Phone
020 7928 2345
Fax
020 7928 5037
Address
Hercules Road
LONDON
SE1 7DU
Notes
Contact: Vince Sannessee

Distributor

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
 

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