Nails

This Oscar®-nominated documentary short tracks the shift in the relationship of an individual to his work between the 19th century and today. Focusing on how nails are made, we first see a blacksmith laboring at his forge, shaping nails from single strands of steel rods. The scene then shifts from this peaceful setting to the roar of a 20th century nail mill, where banks of machines draw, cut, and pound the steel rods faster than the eye can follow.

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Film Credits

director
Phillip Borsos
photography
Ron Orieux
sound
Ralph Parker
editing
Raymond Hall
re-recording
Barry P. Jones
music
Michael Conway Baker

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