Uses a dramatized, "on-the-scene" news type of interviewing and documentary reporting to present the story of the events leading up to the "Boston Massacre." Presents some of the opinions of the day concerning British taxation without representation and other pertinent issues.
Presents the Vienna Symphony Orchestra as it plays excerpts from Giovanni Bagrielli's Sonana Pian' E. Forte; Weber's Freischutz; Wagner's Lohengrin; Berlioz's Rakoczy March; and Liszt's Les Preludes to illustrate the use of the brass section in a symphony orchestra. Demonstrates the majestic harmonies of a brass chamber group and utilizes all of the instruments of the modern brass choir except the tuba.
Shows the physical geography of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and reveals ways in which the land has influenced the way of life and the national character of the British people. Examines the chief economic activities of the British Isles; points out that this land, where the industrial revolution began, is today at the crossroads in a rapidly changing post-war world.
Presents an animated version of the allegory of the cave from the sixth book of Plato's Republic. Creates the scene at the bottom of the cave while Orson Welles narrates. Suggests, as does the original parable, the tension between illusion and reality, the tenacity of false perceptions, the joy in heightened awareness, and the nobility of the enlightened man who accepts as his responsibility the enlightenment of others.
Opens with the 1953 commencement procession entering the university stadium and shows the commencement ceremony for the Class of 1953 with President-Emeritus William Lowe Bryan giving the same "Charge to the Class of 1953" that he gave to the Class of 1903.
Shows scenes in the Chicago Historical Society Museum which help give an understanding of the past by exhibiting possessions which touched the lives of some of those who have shaped United States history. Includes scenes from the homes of Paul Revere, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as famous Philadelphia mansions and a variety of famous landmarks.
One in a series of twelve, one-reel films designed to present behind-the scenes activities of the motion picture industry. This film explains the work of the costume designer in the production of a feature motion picture, illustrating the skill, the research, and the sense of the appropriate which must go into the designing of costumes. Factual knowledge must be combined with artistic creative ability in making costumes. Shows how each character in a movie is attired to sustain the mood of the scene or to portray a segment of society, a country, or an era in history in accurate detail. Featuring Edith Head.
Shows the day's activities of a child specialist in his office, on a home call, and at a hospital. He makes a physical examination, vaccinates a baby, visits his hospital patients, and diagnoses a case of measles.
Shows how the ear transforms sound waves into nerve impulses, which in turn are interpreted by the brain as sounds. Uses animated drawings to explain sound and how sound waves reach the ear; then by cross-section shows how the middle ear moves and the signals pass from the cochlea to the brain. Shows the function of the various parts of the ear, and the hearing process; then describes three aspects of the pathology of the ear.
Shows how the electric eel generates electricity and uses its radar method of finding food. Demonstrates the methods of movement of an electric eel in an aquarium and uses a model to explain how the eel may produce and discharge over 500 volts of electricity. Employs charts to illustrate the three main divisions of the eel's body and demonstrates through an experiment the location of the eel's radar receivers. Suggests that knowledge of the electric eel's capabilities results in a "new understanding of God who made us all."
Discusses jobs in electrical work. Explains the need for workers in wiring buildings and homes, and in servicing motors and household appliances, and the place of the electrician in communication and radio.
Focuses upon actress Ingrid Thulin and producer-director Ingmar Bergman. Shows Miss Thulin at home and at work as she comments upon the acting profession in Sweden. Presents background to the development of Bergman. Contains scenes from some of his work, including "Winter Light" in which Miss Thulin played the leading female part.
The anatomy of the eye is shown in detail by diagram, regular photography, and cinephotomicrography. Demonstrates how to correct defects in focusing, the approved way of removing foreign objects from the eye, correct lighting precautions, and other measures for good eye hygiene. A silent teaching film.
Shows the similarity and graduation of properties of the halogens, and explains the similarities and differences on the basis of atomic structure. Shows experiments portraying the characteristics of the first four halogens. Discusses the relationships among these elements as they appear on the Periodic Table and indicates why the family of rare gases is next to the halogens on the table.
Explains the purpose and operation of the Federal Reserve System, tracing from its inception during the 1907 financial panic the idea of banking insurance and the steps in instituting it on a national scale. Acknowledges, through dramatized scenes, the farsighted leadership of Woodrow Wilson and Carter Glass. Defines such terms as deposit liabilities, reserves, bank portfolios, rediscounted paper, and elastic currency, using animated diagrams.
In this Grimm's fairy tale, the humble fisherman frees a prince from a spell. The fisherman's wife seizes the opportunity to have all her wishes granted. She goes from cottage to mansion to palace and then back to the cottage with a a bitter lesson learned. Based on Eric Carle's Storybook. Film Festival Award Winner.
Discusses the problem of physical fitness at all levels with particular emphasis upon programs for young people. Compares fitness programs in the United States with those in Russia and Great Britain. Interviews well known physical educators concerning motivating individuals to pursue physical fitness.