Opus: impressions of British art and culture

United Kingdom, 1967

Film
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An impressionistic survey of the arts in Britain ranging from sculptors and painters at work to a display of Mary Quant fashions and vistas of modern architecture. The theatre is represented by excerpts from three plays staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company and there is a sequence from a new ballet by Sir Frederick Ashton. Some of the work of Henry Moore is seen as well as paintings by Francis Bacon. Includes a brief appearance by a very young Googie Withers.

Credits

director

Don Levy

producer

James Archibald

production company

British Information Services

Language

English

Duration

00:29:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33018

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fashion

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Social life and customs

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture - Great Britain

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Great Britain

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts, European

Crafts & Visual Arts → Bacon, Francis, 1909-

Crafts & Visual Arts → Culture

Crafts & Visual Arts → Fashion

Crafts & Visual Arts → Moore, Henry, 1898-1986

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Great Britain

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculptors - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture

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

Music & Performing Arts → Ballets - Excerpts

Music & Performing Arts → Culture

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Music & Performing Arts → Theater

People → Bacon, Francis, 1909-

People → Moore, Henry, 1898-1986

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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