Boy and Bicycle (1965) - extract

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    The late Tony Scott stars in an atmospheric first film by his older brother Ridley, as a schoolboy playing truant for the day in Hartlepool. One of composer John Barry's more surprising mid-1960s credits was for this low-budget short film by a promising young director named Ridley Scott. He had shot the film silently on 16mm when still a student at the Royal College of Art, and three years later he managed to raise funds from the BFI to assemble a soundtrack. He approached Barry for permission to use a recording named 'Onward Christian Spacemen', which proved to be unaffordable - but Barry was so impressed by Scott's work that he recorded a new version especially for the film. (Michael Brooke) Read more about the film at All titles on the BFI Films channel are preserved in the vast collections of the BFI National Archive. To find out more about the Archive visit
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    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
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    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 11 months ago
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