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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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Complete credited cast:
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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Narrator: London, he says, is a city under siege from a suburban government which uses homeless, pollution, crime, and the most expensive and run down public transport system of any city in Europe as weapons against Londoners' lingering desire for the freedoms of city life.
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References Neighbours (1985) See more »

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A personal film essay thats flows well
28 April 2009 | by jerbar2004See all my reviews

This film has a hypnotic feel to it, the narrator fits the scene as well as the music. The photography is good to supered. The film maker seem to be on a quest for something, but we don't know what. The images do linger, and the sense of London being a comusuming monster works well. We never see the film maker giving the film a hidden depth,and the narrator makes many references to a unknown person (who lives in Vauxhall). We see a familiar London, but also (and this is the clever part) a strange London. The route master bus for instance, so common, but in this film a strange object - maybe from outer space. I just simply enjoyed in. It nice to see a personal film like this being made, but wonders, who was the film made for? And where could this film be shown. As Lonodn continues to change over this film will become more and more remarkable.


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Language:

English

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3 June 1994 (UK) See more »

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London retró See more »

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