“We Live in Prague” was filmed in 1934. Don’t be put off by the Keystone Cops style opening shots! The film includes some remarkable insights into the lives of ordinary people and some fascinating explorations of film techniques particularly night-time filming.
The film-makers are Joachim Barenz, Elke Kellermann and Jochen Wolf.
People on Sunday was made in 1930 and is an early hybrid, in which the form of a city symphony is combined with a narrative about a group of friends in Berlin. As such, it marks the beginning of the end for the City Symphony genre, which was born in the 1920s and slowly disappeared in the following decade.
People on Sunday was made by Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer using a script by Billy Wilder. The film lasts for over an hour but there’s a six minute trailer on Youtube as well which gives a flavour of the film if you haven’t got time for the complete film.
6 Minute Trailer
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Some rather odd footwear included in this collection along with the iconic flower logo.
Lots of big smiles from Twiggy and even more from Justin.
The Oscar nominations are announced by Rex Harrison and Julie makes a tearful acceptance when she wins.
Jean talks to a tongue-tied TV interviewer who asks her what she thinks of Twiggy and if she’s too old at twenty three to be a fashion model.
Jean scandalises the matrons of Melbourne by appearing at the Races without a hat and wearing an above the knee skirt.
Marianne sings “As Tears Go By” and explains that she was asked to make the record because she had a face that would sell. She’s introduced by a very uptight Brian Epstein who had little talent as a TV presenter.
Lots more 60s Icons