All in a lifetime

United Kingdom, 1963

Film
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The film marks the 75th. Anniversary of the Esso Petroleum Company and surveys the progress of the oil industry from 1888 to the present day. Within a lifetime, the oil industry has revolutionised our habits and daily life. Historical black and white film shows the first methods of exploration and drilling, then the film pursues oil’s more modern ramifications ranging from the development of the jet engine to the latest oilfields; from laboratory research to motorways; from oil-fired industries to the new world of petrochemicals.

Credits

director

Joe Mendoza

co-producer

Derek Armstrong

John Shearman

production company

Esso Petrol

Language

English

Duration

00:24:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32136

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Great Britain

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil industry - History

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Petroleum industry and trade

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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