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London (1994)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 June 1994 (UK)
An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.


Patrick Keiller


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Paul Scofield ... Narrator (voice)


An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.

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3 June 1994 (UK) See more »

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London retró See more »

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Shot over a period of 11 months in 1992. See more »


In the end-credits, the film mentions music by the "Columbian" (rather than Colombian) Carnival Association. See more »


Narrator: Robinson credits Sterne with the discovery of the cinema in his description of duration as the succession of ideas which follow and succeed each other in our minds like the images on the inside a lantern, turned round by the heat of a candle.
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Followed by Robinson in Ruins (2010) See more »

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Big words and loads of references do not equal an intelligent, well-argued point.
17 April 2019 | by gazzolaariaSee all my reviews

This is simply awful.

It's very pretentious. Constant references to artists and philosophers, even though they are irrelevant to prove the point the narrator is trying to make. Use of the french language for no other reason than trying to sound "fancy".

Some pretty shots, like the recurring theme of water, that was good.

Extreme manipulation of the events that happened in 1992. Conservatives win the election and right after the IRA bombing is shown, almost suggesting that the bombing was a response to the result.

Constantly criticizing the monarchy and conservative supporters. Making it hard to classify this as an excursion film. If it was up to me, I would put this in the "*Author complains for 1 hour and a half straight through its characters about the world he lives in and blames SOCIETY" genre. Yep, its one of those wE LIvE in A sOCieTY BS movies.

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