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Weekly Review No. 407 Short Film (Full Length) – 1949 Magazine Music

Weekly Review No. 407

Short Film (Full Length) – 1949 Magazine Music

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Coverage of a major event in the history of the NZ music industry — the pressing of Ruru Karaitiana’s timeless classic ‘Blue Smoke’ — is the highlight of this NFU newsreel. It was the first recording of a local composition performed by local musicians to be manufactured in NZ (in a very exact and highly labour intensive exercise involving men in white coats). The country’s biggest airlift of sheep, sharp shooting army cadets, high flying painters redecorating a Wellington church and heavy machinery being moved across Auckland by barge also feature.

Is that the building shaking or is it our cameraman?
– Commentary