I Was a Ninety-pound Weakling

I Was a Ninety-pound Weakling


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A short 1960 documentary about physical fitness trends in the big city. Here you see modern man brought to bay by his own poundage, resolved to erase by exercise what rich food, idleness and age have put on.

Manifesto Point # 8: Always tell a good story.Well, here’s one from the vaults with a really good title! I was a Ninety Pound Weakling is an early example of the NFB moving into public health and health promotion, expounding the virtues of modern fitness regimes for the modern man who’s gained a few pounds in the modern world.. Really worth a peak and a chuckle. Directed by Georges Dufaux and Wolf Koenig.

Katerina Cizek
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I Was a Ninety-pound Weakling, Wolf Koenig & Georges Dufaux, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Wolf Koenig
    Georges Dufaux
  • camera
    Wolf Koenig
    Georges Dufaux
  • producer
    Roman Kroitor
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly
  • sound
    George Croll
    Frank Orban
    Michael McKennirey
  • editing
    John Spotton

  • sixam

    The yoga instructor should be careful where he puts his hands.

    sixam, 18 Aug 2014

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