I'M DELIGHTED TO BE PARTICIPATING in 'Orphans III' and to have the opportunity to talk about one of my favourite subjects--the Cinesound Review newsreel
, the Voice of Australia.
But while Newsreel
XLVII presents remunerative work for men as completely positive, an untainted "OPPORTUNITY" (53), it is significant that Newsreel
LI combines the concept of economic independence for females with insidious suggestions of failure and even death.
Not quite five minutes long, the silent newsreel
consists of a series of movie clips showing various rabbis and dignitaries exiting a public street into a gated courtyard and walking toward a stationary camera.
recorded events in Redcar and "A Year in the Life of Redcar, a Town in the 1950s" was showcased three times a year at the Queen's Hotel.
There will also be a newsreel
from 1963 reviewing the first 10 years of the Queen''s reign.
Hosted as part of the Wednesday Heritage Club, the screening of archive newsreels
promises a fascinating trip back in time, especially in the wake of this summer's Olympic success and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Its entire archive of newsreel
, sports footage, social history documentaries, entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976 can now be viewed for free at www.britishpathe.com British pathe Press Officer Jack Cullen said: "All 90,000 canisters from our Pinewood vaults have been digitised, tagged, organised and made accessible to the public."
Ken recalls: "We had no telly in those days and would head to The Tatler to see the Pathe Newsreel
. Fortunately I now have the match on a DVD".
In the mid-1930s Time magazine executive Roy Larsen conceived of a newsreel
called The March of Time, and he brought in veteran newsreel
cameraman and producer Louis de Rochemont to create the best in the business.
Oscar-winning editor Jim Clark originally discovered the three minutes of newsreel
footage in London and used it in his 1964 documentary about Senghenydd, near Caerphilly.
The film features the conflict between TV news pioneer Ed Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy, played by himself in newsreel