Written by David Sylvester and Michael Gill.
Some modern artists, such as the Surrealists, have given free rein to fantasy and improvisation in their work. The American action painters have extended the cult of improvisation. They tend to regard the canvas as an arena within which the painter acts in accordance with his particular feelings and needs.
10.15-10.45 In View: a story of international co-operation at Winfrith, Dorset.
10.15-10.45 Scan: life in the Midlands.
What ties behind the present cult in books and films which exploit man's fear of the unknown? What is its relationship to religion and superstition?
Roger Manvell and A Psychiatrist discuss these questions with Kenneth Kendall
The programme includes excerpts from feature films.
A film about New Guinea showing tropical rain-forests with birds and animals, mountains and high grasslands with stone-age humans and a death cult.
Presented for television by the BBC Natural History Unit
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