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Film Identifier: F.2005-01-0210
Run Time
0h 6m 36s
Format
16mm
Color
color and B&W
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1949
Abstract
Home movie portrait of a perfect American family with subtle tongue-and-cheek acted out scenes on gender roles. A man reads his newspaper while the woman mows the lawn. Another woman shoos him off the steps to go take over. Other footage is of a young couple picking strawberries, an older woman feeding chickens, the family eating watermelon behind a picket fence, and a man squeezing the women uncomfortably.
Log
00:00 - PAN rural homes, church, MLS cars parked in small downtown area, MLS Cape Cod house, FA young girl runs up to house, woman comes out, VS girl and woman playing catch 01:39 - MS man and woman picking, eating strawberries in field, MS older woman joins them in garden to feed chickens 03:16 - MS man on front steps reading newspaper, MS woman mowing grass, VS another woman comes out, takes paper, makes man mow lawn, CU women laughing 04:35-06:36 - [film is red] PAN FA, CU men and women, young and old, eat watermelon behind a white picket fence, woman holds kitten, man hugs two of the women from behind, LS sunset over cornfields
Main Credits
Strauss, Fred (is filmmaker)
Genre
Comedy
Related Place
United States (production location of)