This was another novel I read after watching a filmed dramatisation on Netflix. (See The Queen’s Gambit previously.) It’s an historical novel set on the eve of World War Two. The action takes place at the site of the famous archaeological dig at Sutton Hoo. The author, John Preston, is a journalist who discovered that…… Continue reading Book Blog: The Dig by John Preston
Moving on from City Symphonies, I’m looking for more good quality city films. This film of New York in 1911 is amazing. https://youtu.be/aohXOpKtns0 Thanks for visiting my blog today.
I haven’t had a porridge post for a while so I thought you might like this short Australian film from 1935. https://youtu.be/v_BtHSzvhPg Thanks for reading my blog today. Hope you have a good day!
I’m re-visiting City Symphonies. Today it’s Regen (Rain) filmed in 1929 by Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens. The film captures 1920’s Amsterdam before, during, and after a downpour. The music is Hanns Eisler’s “14 Arten den Regen zu beschreiben”, (Fourteen Ways of Describing the Rain) added to the film in 1941 https://youtu.be/eNNI7knvh8o The film lasts for…… Continue reading Come and visit Amsterdam on a rainy day in 1929.
I’m re-visiting City Symphonies. Today, it’s Jean Vigo’s A Propos de Nice 1930. https://youtu.be/xQTf2f7G_Ak Thanks for visiting my blog today. You might also like Manhatta, 1921, re-visited
Just Hats 1921 https://youtu.be/PpdYX7niAzk Just Hats 1932 https://youtu.be/ZVBkgfg8N4U Hat Chat 1946 https://youtu.be/IRA5xxABgss Hats 1956 https://youtu.be/PpO-Kct4YlI Hats by Dior 1960 https://youtu.be/JKM7b5iW4No Hope you’re wearing your favourite hat to celebrate #NationalHatDay! Thanks for reading my blog today.
Fritz Lang’s epic science-fiction drama, Metropolis, premiered in Berlin on 10 January 1927. The original cut of Metropolis has been lost and for decades only shorter versions of the film could be seen. However, over the years, various elements of footage have been rediscovered and in 2010 a new restoration was released on DVD and…… Continue reading Metropolis premiered #OnThisDay in 1927
Margaret Natalie Smith was born in Ilford, Essex on 28 December 1934. Now, eighty three years later, Maggie Smith is one of Britain’s most well known actors. Appearing in over fifty films, innumerable TV productions and countless stage performances, Dame Maggie Smith has dominated British drama for six decades. Maggie Smith first appeared on stage…… Continue reading #OnThisDay in 1934 Maggie Smith was born.
Early film footage of Santa Claus is rare. But here are three very old clips from Pathe News featuring Santa and assorted hangers-on and helpers. 1914 / 18 Santa takes presents to children in Hackney during WW1. https://youtu.be/mNiPNBTzhGI 1921 Santa flies from Ingatestone to Croydon and delivers presents. https://youtu.be/_YH4425fuWs 1928 Santa takes presents to sick…… Continue reading Rare archive film of Santa Claus