The Electric grandmother

United States, 1981

Film
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An adaptation of the Ray Bradbury story “I Sing the Body Electric”. A young family who lose their mother through death are subsequently delivered an electric ‘grandmother’ who seeks to provide for all their needs, both emotional and physical. This film provides an insight inside into child versus adult perceptions of growth, ageing, human relationships and man’s motivation for creating machines

Credits

director

Noel Black

producer

Doro Bachrach

production company

Highgate Pictures

Language

English

Duration

00:34:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33230

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 0-6

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Emotional and behavioral difficulties in children

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Emotional and behavioral difficulties in children

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Emotions in children

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Emotional and behavioral difficulties in children

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

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Bradbury, Ray, 1920-

Literature → Literature

People → Bradbury, Ray, 1920-

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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