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.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Ray Eames

Charles Eames

Language

English

Duration

00:07:37:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31299

Subject categories

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 0-6

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Toys

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

History → History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Toys

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

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)

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