Excerpt I From the PSSC Film Frames of Reference (1961)

15 Dec
Producer Richard Leacock. Watertown, Mass. : Educational Service, Inc
Contributors  Cast, Donald Ivey and Patterson Hume
Length  7 min
B&W/Color  b&w
UO Library Catalog description:
Call # FILM Ma129
Genre  instructional
Rare  yes
Online  yes; Internet Archive
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no


The film’s subject is gravitation. (from the Internet Archive description) This PSSC film utilizes a fascinating set consisting of a rotating table and furniture occupying surprisingly unpredictable spots within the viewing area. The fine cinematography by Abraham Morochnik, and funny narration by University of Toronto professors Donald Ivey and Patterson Hume is a wonderful example of the fun a creative team of filmmakers can have with a subject that other, less imaginative types might find pedestrian.

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