Some fantastic photography of Cannes in the swinging 60s on the always amazing, Voices of East Anglia blog.
Stunning color footage shot in various London locations by Claude Friese-Greene, an early British pioneer of film. He created a series of travelogues nearly 90 years ago using a color process developed by his father William, beautiful !
Seen this one last night Erik. Very good watch!
Here's Claude checking out Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow in the same era.
Cheers Andy ... and more ! Claude up John O'Groats way ... Now I hope this isn't the end of the thread ? Love the BFI ..
The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond given the Greene treatment too!
The deadline for the Margaret Tait award - £10k for a Scottish based artist - is fast approaching. It's the 2nd of April and a chance for a film-maker to debut their work at the 2014 Glasgow Film Festival (surely a hot year to be in Scotland in general ?)
Has anyone seen Somers Town? Watched it last night on the iPlayer and really enjoyed it actually. Directed by Shane Meadows it tells the story of a young lad running away from the Midlands to the socially deprived area of Somers Town in London and of the Polish immigrant family he encounters in that small part of the big city. Really recommend it. I also remembered when watching it that the film was entirely funded by Eurostar, back in 2008... I can't really think fo another example of something being funded in this way … but ending up being totally credible!? Can you?More
Came across this playlist of clips from Mongrels, beginning with a behind-the-scenes documentary, and including all the brilliantly scurrilous songs. Great show. Pity the BBC lost its bottle and didn't commission any more.
Not heard of this one Paul. Looks interesting to say the least!
It was hidden away in the BBC3 ghetto that specialises in crap reality shows and innovative satire, horror, comedy, and science fiction. Like Being Human, The Fades, Ideal, Mongrels. A thoroughly bipolar channel. Trouble is, all the good stuff has been expunged.
You need to to watch it in YouTube to get the other stuff on the playlist.
Great opportunity for filmmakers to attend the 2013 Toronto Film Festival as delegates ...
My review of the latest Doctor Who episode, Cold War.
As an old skool Who fan, I really miss the cliffhangers. This story was one that I enjoyed but it would have benefitted from being a two-parter I think.
As long as Tom Baker appears in the 50th anniversary special later this year, I'm prepared to forgive anything!!
Yes, Tom Baker was the definitely the best of the classic Doctors. Still working, too, at least up to Little Britain, where he did the intro voice over.
Here's the new trailer for James McAvoy's latest, the film version of Irvine Welsh's novel 'Filth'.
Looks great. Warning, though, this trailer is perhaps a bit fruity for some workplaces, so click with caution!!
Heading home this weekend to Edinburgh, going to visit one of my favourite places - The Filmhouse! Especially because they are playing the 90s classic Romeo and Juliet on Saturday night! :-)
As well as the huge Cineworld, is there any independent, 'retro' cinemas in Glasgow? In Edinburgh, there is the Dominion, Filmhouse, and Cameo, and I much prefer … going to them...!
Ken Loach's new film came out on friday night. He's using its release to publicise his appeal to discuss the formation of a new political party of the Left to bring together those who wish to defend the welfare state and present an economic alternative to austerity.
An extremely interesting read, this one.
I normally roll my eyes at the majority of these internet meme things but this one gave me a chuckle... Total nonsense but quite funny.
Watched this last night, and a fascinating documentary it was too! Highly recommended viewing about the late film director responsible for many massive cult feature films including Dr Strangelove, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, Clockwork Orange, Full Metal jacket, 2001 etc... This is a must for fans of his iconic films.
I suppose the tenuous Scottish link is that Mogwai have a song called 'Stanley … Kubrick' from the 1999 Mogwai EP...More
Glasgow's film festival is in rude health with a 12% increase in punters on last year. What did everybody see this year ?
Hello guys! I hope it's okay to post this in here. I'm directing a short film, "One Year Later", a supernatural/rom-com with Skins star April Pearson and River City actor Simon Weir. We're crowd-funding in order to pay for expenses on the film and we're already at 40% with 36 days to get the rest of the funding. We've got lots of perks available including set visits and copies of the film on DVD. All details are at http://rki.lt/Zugl2j - thank you :)
20 years to the day, but is it Bill Murray's classic?
Well, top 5 probably. So many amazing films to choose from. Ghostbusters for example....
I'd go with 'Scrooged'. There's been many, many re-tellings of A Christmas Carol over the years but, for me, this is the best.
I could watch the Life Aquatic 100 times and never get bored of it.
Don't forget SpaceJam.... :-)
I once read that Bill Murray, as a pastime, sometimes approaches randoms in NYC from behind and taps them on the shoulder; when they turn round to see what's going on, he replies "They'll never believe you..." Guy's an absolute hero. For me, in Hollywood only Jack Nicholson is cooler.
Lost in Translation... any good? I've not seen it.
Aye, seen it. Hated it. good soundtrack though provided by Kevin Shields... that man can do no wrong.
Enjoyed Lost In Translation I must admit! Great film with a great soundtrack. I do prefer the funny and eccentric side of Murray though over the serious guy on 'Lost' and 'Broken Flowers' etc. But they are good films nonetheless...
Lost in Translation and Ghostbusters 2 for me
We are looking for short film submissions from talented scottish filmmakers, deadline for short films under 15 minutes is not until May 24th, all details can be found here at our website
Has anyone been watching Utopia on Channel 4? I'm totally hooked. Think it's the best thing I've seen on 4 for a LONG time. Weird and wonderfully dark themes and plot and fantastic cinematography in this macabre (almost Apocalyptic) drama. Thoroughly recommend you check it out!
Everyone is chatting about this! Hopefully it's still on 4od...
Yeah, all episodes are still there. Think I might have to watch it again from the beginning tbh because even though it is super-eye catching and gripping, it's quite hard to keep up!
I'm trying not to watch it so i can have a bit of a marathon, one after the other :) I hate having to wait week to week
Watched about 30 mins of it last night and thought it was nonsense. Sorry!
You really need to watch the first three episodes before jumping in on episode four and judging the whole thing Mr Sandberg! But it is fantasy albeit set in the real world so I can see how you came to the conclusion of 'nonsense'. It's definitely good nonsense though.
Details of the third annual Festival of Silent Cinema in Bo'ness, the only one of its kind in Scotland.
New Scottish film fund, surely they should be investing more If the country generated £23M from Hollywood last year ? Apparently 2012 showed a 10% increase on the previous year.