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Postures (1963)

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Butlin's Holiday Camp, Bognor Regis, Sussex. Great story about a psychiatrist who sketches women and then decides what their pose says about their personality. Various shots of psychiatrist sketching woman who he decides is "treacherous". C/Us of the girl and the drawing. He sketches a glamour puss with bright red hair then walks over to a group of girls. Another man joins him and they discuss fact that if girls sit with their knees together it means they are bossy. Narrator jokes: "Relax and you can be bossy after you are married." Claims are made that this kind of psychological profiling is used by employers when interviewing potential staff. Various shots of girls sitting in different ways showing different aspects of their personality including fear and self confidence and a sense of humour. Nice shots of the girls. Psychiatrist then walks around the camp looking at holidaymakers. Nice shots of people reading, sleeping and knitting in the sun. Psychiatrist goes to the funfair to demonstrate that people "like to be frightened." The psychiatrist is "a know all at first" but after a roller coaster ride is "a bouncing bundle of nerves." He looks a bit peaky and exhausted at the end of the ride. Quite funny! Note: alternative spelling for search purposes - Butlins. Cuts exist - see separate record. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:249.03