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London (1994)

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

Director:

Patrick Keiller

Writer:

Patrick Keiller
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Paul Scofield ... Narrator (voice)
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An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.

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

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

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Narrator: He argued that the failure of London was rooted in the English fear of cities, a protestant fear of popery and socialism, the fear of Europe, that had disenfranchised Londoners and undermined their society. He denounced the anachronisms of the City and its constitutional privileges.
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Narrator: For Londoners, London is obscured. Too thinly spread, too private for anyone to know. Its social life invisible, its government abolished, its institutions at the discretion of either monarchy or state or the ...
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References Listen to Britain (1942) See more »

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Pre and Post high tech age London
14 February 2021 | by visammansurSee all my reviews

I used to visit London since the mid-70s. From mid 70s through the 90s, London was more or less the way Patrick Keiller presented it. Beautiful, charming and dangerous. The Beauty and charm of the city lurked in its history, lore, architecture and diversity of its inhabitants among many other things; while its dangerousness came from its wild and lawless youth and thugs. I recall how risky it was to walk alone into certain parts of the city at night. Whereas London in the early 21st century is totally different from its 20th century version. I remember London in 2005 or around when I visited it last, clean, tidy and safe with all sorts of surveillance devices everywhere. I have no intent to relate this to party politics; but for sure it is high tech, and the will to use high tech to tame and discipline the wild in a huge and beautiful metropolitan, that transformed the city from the Jungle it was to the park it is now.


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3 June 1994 (UK) See more »

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