The Quiet racket

Canada, 1966

Film
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An amusing tale of a man who feels the common urge to escape the city’s noise for a weekend of quiet in the hills beyond. Made without words, but with a variety of other sounds, urban and rural, this film tracks our hero to his haven of non-peace. He finds the countryside not as unspoiled and uncrowded as the poets proclaim, nor is the ‘bosom of nature’ entirely without rocks.

Credits

director

Gerald Potterton

producer

Guy Glover

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:07:23:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27705

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Urbanization - Environmental aspects

Comedy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Country life - Psychological aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Country life - Psychological aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Noise

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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