Colour on the Thames (1935)

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    Colour on the Thames (1935). Subscribe: (This is a higher-quality version of one of BFIFilms' most popular titles) This film is tricky to describe: is it a boat study, a film-poem, an experiment, a picture postcard? One thing is certain: it's a rare colour snapshot of the Thames and London in the 1930s - and it looks quite magical. Its artistic qualities may look a bit old-fashioned to us today; the slow pace, orchestral music and moody colours definitely belong to a bygone era, strikingly peaceful and undemanding. Yet colour film was still a novelty for audiences in 1935, and the photography (using the new Gasparcolor system) succeeds in accentuating the sharp contrast between the vivid green banks of the countryside and the drab tones of the industrial landscape. (Sonia Genaitay) 'Colour on the Thames' is included on the BFI DVD 'Science is Fiction / The Sounds of Science: The films of Jean Painleve' - 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 Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Google+:
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    BFI (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
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    Resource type: Video
    Last modified: 4 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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