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London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 3 August 2012 (UK)
London: The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown.

Director:

Julien Temple

Writer:

Julien Temple
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Allen ... Quotations reader (voice)
Michael Gambon ... Quotations reader (voice)
Steve Jones ... Quotations reader (voice)
Bill Nighy ... Quotations reader (voice)
Andy Serkis ... Quotations reader (voice)
Imelda Staunton ... Quotations reader (voice)
Julien Temple ... Quotations reader (voice)
Juno Temple ... Quotations reader (voice)
Hetty Bower Hetty Bower ... Self - 106 years
Charlotte Marsh Charlotte Marsh ... Self - Suffragette (archive footage)
Malcolm McLaren ... Self - Media Manipulator (archive footage)
Barbara Cartland Barbara Cartland ... Self - Queen of Romance (archive footage)
Tony Benn Tony Benn ... Self - MP and Life Long Londoner
Brian Nicholson Brian Nicholson ... Self - Dockers Union Man, quotations reader
Lil Snoddy Lil Snoddy ... Self - Interviewee
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London: The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown.

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Trivia

A very young and pre-fame David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) appears in the David Bowie/Jones sequence for the Society of Prevention to Cruelty to Men with Long Hair. See more »

Connections

Features Absolute Beginners (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Hong Kong Garden
Written by Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin,
John McKay & Kenny Morris
Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Long and confusing
10 September 2012 | by movie_bitch_mamaSee all my reviews

The director said he had 6000hrs of footage to watch and as I watched the film at TIFF I felt that he was bogged down. Ironically footage was repeated! If you have that much, why would you show it more than once. Early footage fascinating. Film lost me post WW2 to 1980s then picked up again. Got confusing at times and jumped around. Expected focus on 1960s, such an amazing time for pop culture in London but instead the film focused on political side. No mention of the Beatles, realize they are from Liverpool but having British family I know they had a huge impact on those in London. Old woman stole the show! I wish she had narrated the film and taken us through the 100yrs.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2012 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,650,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,219
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