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Magic Molecule

1964 9 min
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This short documentary introduces us to the colorful and versatile world of plastics. Transmuted from coal, oil or wood, synthetic substances can make thousands of new products, from silk threads to furniture.

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Magic Molecule

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This short documentary introduces us to the colorful and versatile world of plastics. Transmuted from coal, oil or wood, synthetic substances can make thousands of new products, from silk threads to furniture.
  • director
    Hugh O'Connor
    Christopher Chapman
  • producer
    Nicholas Balla
  • script
    William Weintraub
  • photography
    Christopher Chapman
  • editing
    George Kaczender
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn

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