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The Cars in Your Life

1960 29 min
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Terence Macartney-Filgate (The Back-breaking Leaf) takes a light, humorous look at the automobile circa 1960, and the Great American itch for a place on the road. From a used-car lot to the public highways, slow-motion and stylized photography provide a provocative, revealing look at a people’s obsession with cars.

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The Cars in Your Life
  • Candid Eye
    Candid Eye
    1958 14 films
    Shot unscripted and unrehearsed, this NFB documentary series for television is a seminal offering in the history of doc filmmaking.

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Terence Macartney-Filgate (The Back-breaking Leaf) takes a light, humorous look at the automobile circa 1960, and the Great American itch for a place on the road. From a used-car lot to the public highways, slow-motion and stylized photography provide a provocative, revealing look at a people’s obsession with cars.
  • director
    Terence Macartney-Filgate
  • camera
    Wolf Koenig
  • production assistant
    Gilles Gascon
  • editing
    Bruce Parsons
  • sound
    Clifford Griffin
    Karl Duplessis
    Ron Alexander
  • commentary
    Stanley Jackson
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
    Roman Kroitor
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon

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