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History of the Cinema

This animated history of the silver screen lends itself naturally to satire. In just 10 minutes it covers a 100 years of screen history in a hilarious blend of fact and fiction. The film attracted considerable attention when it was first released and was chosen for the Royal Command Film Performance.

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Year: 1957
Length: 10 mins
Production: John Halas
Direction: John Halas
Script: John Halas, Nick Spargo
Design: John Halas, Ted Pettingal
Animation: Harold Whitaker, John Smith
Music: Jack King


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