Like the digital ‘mash-up’ concept to come, this 1970 film uses content from more than one source to create something new. In this film collage, relics of visual and material culture from New Zealand museums are combined to evoke life in earlier eras. These objects — from moa skeletons, to scrimshaw, to a stereoscope, and surveys of Māori culture and sex appeal (!) — are mixed with historical footage (including turn of the century Queen Street) and a classical score. Another Time was directed by Arthur Everard for the National Film Unit.
Sex appeal: the ability to produce strong emotional attraction in others.– From the narration
NZ On Screen acknowledges the Alexander Turnbull Library and the use of images from its collection that are featured in this title.
Piano music by Erik Satie, played by Aldo Ciccolini.