The Bruce Petty collection

Australia, 1987

Film
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This is a unique collection of films that have been devised, written or directed by renowned cartoonist/filmmaker Bruce Petty for Film Australia. Multi-award winning LEISURE (14 mins, 1976) is an animated and lighthearted look at the worlds of work and leisure. It considers our changing patterns of work since life began and the effects the Industrial Revolution has had on our leisure time. (OSCAR for Best Animated Short Subject, 49th Academy Awards, Los Angeles, 1977). MEGALOMEDIA (28 mins, 1981) is a humorous, yet at the same time searching sweep through the development of media and its audiences. Max Gillies guides the audience through a rapid succession of thoughts and perceptions in three parts Media Machine, Media Market and Media Mind. Important issues are raised in an entertaining manner. In THE MOVERS (49 mins, 1987) the development of technology is examined; from the primitive age through to the nuclear age. It examines technology’s relationship with human beings and the human cost of the gap that is created between countries that are technologically advanced and those that are not.

Credits

co-director

Gil Brealey

Bruce Petty

co-producer

Ron Saunders

Robin Hughes

Suzanne Baker

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

01:45:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35253

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Animators

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Influence

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Social aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industry - History

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Work

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Economic development - Environmental aspects

Crafts & Visual Arts → Animators

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic development - Environmental aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Leisure

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mass media - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

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

History → Industrial revolution

History → Industry - History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Leisure

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

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