Song of Ceylon

  • 1934 ----- b & w ----- 40 min ----- 16mm///
  • (Historical Collection) Produced by John Grierson. Directed by Basil Wright. Music by Walter Leigh. Long regarded as one of the masterpieces of the factual film, this film was among the first to use sound in counterpoint rather than as a complement to the visuals. This results in moving constrasts between what is heard and what is seen, between the old Singhalese culture and the impact of industrial civilization on it. (--Museum of Modern Art Film Library)
  • Topics: (Far Eastern Studies, Motion Pictures: Documentary, Motion Pictures: History)