Journey through a Day

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Journey through a Day is a short film from ca. 1967 released on 16mm. It is held in the Prelinger Archives collection.

A young boy in red shirt and blue jeans wanders through the countryside and catches a fish.

Crawl: In the life of every man there is a time of boyhood a time when he is intensely aware of his environment and his reactions to it are uniquely his own.

CU boy s hands inspecting a small worm (stick?) VS boy fishing by river CU raccoon looking at camera, then VS coon walks down tree trunk Boy tries to grab fish out of river CU toad, jumps out of boy s grasp Boy falls into water to catch toad CU toad in boy s hand Boy walks along stony riverbank CU shallow, clear water with small fish swimming in it Boy spits into water CU spit hitting water CU 4 blue robins eggs in nest CU boy fingers eggs, then removes finger and rolls back grass to protect nest Boy lies down by river with stalk in his mouth, looks at sky Clouds in sky moving slowly (VS) Superimposed fantasies of cattle drives, stagecoaches, Western scenes over clouds and image of boy lying on ground (music: Ghost Riders in the Sky ) (weird) Super of boy s face, clouds, horses and riders (weird) Boy walks from right to left (tracking shot) Boy s feet walking through violet flowers Boy walking thru field filled with wildflowers CU frog (or horned toad?) jumping thru flowers and grass Boy picks up horned toad (?), stuffs in bluejean pocket Boy s legs and feet walking thru blackeyed Susans CU black butterfly or moth on flower CU dribbling stream CU boy holds armadillo in hands Armadillo runs away CU nest with newly born baby birds, all red, feeding Boy walks thru forested area CU ants running around on ground CU boy puts down horned toad on ground near ants Rotating shot looking up at dark trees against bright sky, shot in shaded forest Boy climbing around rocks Finds fluffy white bird (raptor?) hissing, and steps away Tries to touch bird (these are fledglings) Mother hawk is in sky flying around Boy starts to run, runs uphill and back thru forest to river Boy running thru trees accompanied by ominous music Boy collapses, tired Boy walks along stony riverbank as before Raccoon walks down tree in front of boy Boy finds fishing pole where it has been all day he has caught a fish He catches more fish, rolls up his line

Leaves river with three fish, it is getting a bit dark

Journey through a Day
Produced byJohnson (Dale)
Johnson (Dale)
Distributed byJohnson (Dale)
Release date
ca. 1967
Running time
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