Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Southampton Into The Seventies (1970)

Review in Monthly Film Bulletin - May 1971
Made primarily to draw attention to the rapid expansion of the port of Southampton, this sponsored documentary intercuts scenes of ship repair and loading with a Port Consultative meeting and handling instruction at the Training School. The points are put across quite competently but with insufficient flair for the subject to be of much interest to the layman. And although Southampton may have progressed into the Seventies, the film's ending (ships sailing into the sunset) seems disconcertingly behind the times. (David McGillivray)

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