I remember # 8

225. I remember walking past the anti-apartheid protesters outside South Africa House, day after day after day 226. I remember hide-and-seek 227. I remember Mary Hopkin 228. I remember Ilie Nastase, tennis rebel 229. I remember struggling over seven times eight when learning my times tables 230. I remember Disney Time 231. I remember (canRead More

Eroica

Yesterday I saw the five-and-a-half hour restoration of Abel Gance’s Napoléon (1927), which was shown at the Royal Festival Hall between 13:30 and 21:30 (there were three intervals), with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Carl Davis conducting his music. It’s the third time I’ve seen the film (not counting the DVD of the US version ofRead More

Taxi!

Here’s a curious anecdote. I live in a town rich in brick walls of every age and description. I like photographing them (I wrote a post about this a while ago). I put several of these photographs on my Flickr site, should anyone want to look at photographs of brick walls for themselves. Time movedRead More

Film Archives UK

Today, October 27th, is UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. The day is marked every year by audiovisual archives and archivists as a means to (in UNESCO’s words) “raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity”.Read More