A mass society sends masses of letters, which are now sorted, classified and sent on their way at assembly lines and with the help of machines. The film follows this process with barely concealed enthusiasm. It is considered to be the first documentary that uses only live sound, while demonstrating that sound is capable of much more than just “documentation” ...
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Set to an excerpt of László Moholy-Nagy’s “Lightplay: Black White Gray”, created by his “Light Display Machine” (the rights to which Grierson had acquired), the voice-over soberly praises science as the creative power of the modern world and proclaims the application of its laws to everyday problems ...