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London (1994)

 |  Documentary  |  3 June 1994 (UK)
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An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.

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Narrator: Robinson is not a conservationist. But he misses the smell of cigarette ash and urine that used to linger in the Neo-Georgian phone boxes that appear on London postcards.
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a haunting homage to hidden London
13 June 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

During the year 1992, in which this beautiful documentary takes place, I lived in London and became acquainted not only with the kitschy tourist attractions but also with the city which true Londoners know: the little secrets found in back alleys, unknown museums, and interesting buildings. This movie is a sort of homage to that side of the city, and is quite well done. To me, seeing it a year after coming back to the states, it exactly embodied the spirit of that hidden London. Best watched in a decrepit theater on a crackling film reel.


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