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glass blowing short film poetic documentary


Release Date: January 01, 1958

Year    :   1958
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Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Netherlands Government, George K. Arthur - Go Pictures
Director    :   Bert Haanstra
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Bert Haanstra
RunTime    :   10 mins.

This short documentary, shot in the glass factories of Leerdam and Schiedam, demonstrates how glass blowers do their work. But thanks to the superbly edited ballet of working hands and the sequence of mechanical motions of the engines, is it especially a cinematic tour de force. That the industry can’t do without man’s involvement is shown in the scene where we hear the voice of Haanstra himself counting the bottles on the conveyor belt, until one bottle breaks…


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