PETROL

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • COCOZZA, Enrico

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: PETROL

Reference number: 1110

Date: 1957

Director: [filmed by Enrico Cocozza]

Production company: CBC Films

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 2.35 mins

Description: A man is strangled to death and then dumped in a car in this amateur production of a fictional story.

From Cocozza's notes: 'Made as a short test piece for the above young gentlemen this film has a clean simplicity of form and a conciseness that make it a favourite for me.' See Cocozza papers

Credits: A CBC Film starring Jack Smith and Eddie Cairns.

Shotlist: Credits (0.50); A man stops his Austin Prefect car on a country lane and gets out to inspect the engine (0.57); Another man walks across a field towards the motorist (1.05); He also looks in the car to study the engine, then slams the bonnet shut and strangles the driver. He puts the corpse into the car and drives off (1.52)