Len Lye


Scen.: Len Lye; F.: Derek Waterman; Prod.: John Taylor, per Realist Film Unit; 35mm. D.: 2’ a 24 f/s. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes


Tin Salvage aimed to persuade audiences to help defeat Japan – then in control of most of the world’s tin supplies – by returning their used toothpaste tubes to collection points. “Take back and hit back”: that is the slogan, accompanied by a hand crushing a crudely stereotyped Japanese head affixed to a model spider advancing across a map towards Britain.

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