Tops

United States, 1969

Film
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Tops are among man’s oldest and most popular toys. This non-narrated film features 123 spinning tops from different lands. The essence of tops is captured as the stages of their movement are displayed. The second in the unfinished trilogy of toy films (ships would have been next). Music by Elmer Bernstein.

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Credits

co-producers/directors

Charles Eames

Ray Eames

Duration

00:07:37:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1969

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012970

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q113633219

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