Very nice very nice

Canada, 1961

Film
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Arthur Lipsett’s first film. It looks behind the business-as-usual face we put on life and shows anxieties we want to forget. It is made of dozens of pictures that seem familiar, with fragments of speech heard in passing and, between times, a voice saying, “Very nice, very nice.”

Credits

director

Arthur Lipsett

co-producer

Tom Daly

Colin Low

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:06:50:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30057

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Urbanization

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Urbanization

Comedy

Comedy → Satire

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Urbanization

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Canada

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Imagery (Psychology)

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

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

History → Urbanization

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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