Points out character traits that are important to look for when evaluating a marriage partner. Stresses the importance of self-analysis, the possibility of making certain changes in oneself and fewer demands on other people, and accepting in a marriage partner those basic attributes which cannot be changed.
Depicts the development of Faridabad, a city planned by American city planners and built under the leadership of the Indian Cooperative Union. Opens with scenes of an Indian refugee camp that show the poverty and hopelessness permeating the inhabitants and proceeds to show the building of a complete city by the people with the aid of the Union. Portrays the growing industry in the new city and its increasing influence on surrounding villages.
Comprised of travelogue sequences from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Countries shown include British Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka), Yemen, Egypt, Italy, France, and England. Specific cities, locations, and activities include Colombo, the capitol city of Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka), that include wildlife (elephants) and local street scenes. Another sequence showcases the port city of Aden, Yemen and another in Egypt with a shot of “Cooks Rest House,” the pyramids, the Sphinx, and local peoples. Naples, Italy follows with black and white and color footage of the ruins at Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius (which appears to be active in one shot at 20:50!). London, England sequences are particularly interesting for their bustling urban shots and depiction of escalating wartime propaganda publications and signage, as well as capturing the Guard Mounting and Trooping of the Colour ceremonies. Several shots are taken specifically around Oxford and Regent Street. Footage consists of a combination of color and black and white film stock with title cards inserted for new locations.
McRobbie-Gair Family Home Movies : Film consists of travelogue sequences mainly of the Eastern United States and Canada, with footage from New York, Washington D.C., Virginia, Illinois, and New Mexico. The film opens with shots of the New York City skyline and Times Square at night with an amazing light show of entertainment and advertising signage. We see the marquee of several historic movie theatres, including the Loew’s State Theatre and the Strand Theatre, showing 'Only Angels Have Wings' (1939) and 'Indianapolis Speedway' (1939), respectively. Other notable footage includes a segment of the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair. There is also footage from George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia, Chicago, IL cityscapes, and wonderful footage of Niagara Falls. Moving north to Canada the film captures shots from Montreal, Toronto, and Québec City. Notable sequences include shots of Montmorency Falls and Château Frontenac in Québec City. Finally, the film travels to the American Southwest of New Mexico, including the cities of Gallop and Albuquerque. The film captures in amazing detail an “Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial” in Gallop, according to a title card, which includes ritual dancing, games (including tug-of-war and foot and horse races), and a rodeo with broncos and bulls. Footage consists of a combination of color and black and white film stock with title cards inserted for new locations and cities.
[videorecording] Filmed before the scenery of his rural Southern Indiana homestead, novelist James Alexander Thom talks about the philosophies and methods that frame his historical fiction. Believing that "character is a product of one's landscape," Thom uses his respect for and knowledge of the skills, resourcefulness, and self-reliance of contemporary "hill people" to re-create a visceral sense of living in the past. Thom's commitment to obtaining factual evidence as a basis for his novels leads him to seek out not only public documentation of historical events, but also those individuals, such as members of the Shawnee nation, who have preserved the past through generations of oral history. Thom is the author of Long Knife, the story of George Rogers Clark; Follow the River, the story of Mary Ingall's abduction and daring escape from the Indians; From Sea to Shining Sea, the saga of the entire Clark family; and Panther in the Sky, a biographical account of the life of the Shawnee leader, Tecumseh. Red Ribbon, 1991 American Film & Video Festival.
Indiana University President Herman B Wells urging people to become members of the campaign committee to support Indiana University. He explains that the support of great universities are the most lasting of all investments. "Universities have a life of their own, that maintains the validity and character of a gift. Whether the gift is for faculty, for scholarships, for research, or facilities, there remains always a reflection of the donor's interest."
Follows the activities of a group of international Girl Scouts at a wilderness encampment in an Oregon national forest. Shows how they prepare for and take a five-day hike into the Three Sisters' Wilderness Area of Oregon without adult leaders. Quotations from their evaluation session are heard.
Traces the history of animated cartoons from the 1892 hand-painted, hand-run picture sequences shown in France through the invention of movie films. Explains that live-action animation is the projection of twenty-four drawings for every second of film. Shows sequences from the first sound cartoon--Walt Disney's Skeleton Dance, the development of Mutt and Jeff, and the early works of other animators.
Presents, through animation, an overview of the dinosaur age, showing the major types of dinosaurs and some of their behavioral characteristics. Explains that dinosaurs become extinct because of their inability to catch food. Records how some dinosaurs changed their eating and living habits to adapt to the changing surface of the earth.
Seven to twelve-year-old filmmakers are the stars in this film record of the activities of a film club. Narration is entirely by children who comment on the pleasures and problems of filmmaking. They experiment with drawing directly on clear film and they use paper cutout puppets to animate a story.
Uses mirrors at varying angles and colored geometric reflections to illustrate principles of symmetry operations. Illustrates that mirror angles of pi over 2, pi over 3, and pi over 4 produce dihedral groups of order 4, 6, and 8 respectively and points out rotational subgroups. Shows how, if three mirrors with dihedral angles of pi over 3 are set perpendicular to a plane, a true kaleidoscope is formed by each pair of angles. Concludes with a series of colored illustrations of tessellation.