Friday, 10 May 2013

1927 in Colour

London in 1927 from Tim Sparke on Vimeo.
Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Friese-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with. It's like a beautifully dusty old postcard you'd find in a junk store, but moving. Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen.

William Friese-Greene apparently conducted some of his early film experiments here in Brighton and lived in Hove; he even has a bus named after him. Read more about Mr. FG here.

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