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London: The Modern Babylon, UK Documentary, 2012 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Lontoo, uusi Babylon (Finland)
  • Londyn, nowy Babilon (Poland)
  • London - savremeni Vavilon (Serbia)
  • Лондон - современный Вавилон (Russia)
  • Лондон: Сучасний Вавилон (Ukraine)


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dsl SX

2014-01-22 00:36

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2+ hour long tribute to London's development since 1900 by Julien Temple, broadcast on BBC4 just before the 2012 London Olympics, since released on DVD. Fascinating kaleidoscope of footage - mixing cinema film, documentaries, BFI archive and whatever else. Mostly chronological, but lots of small snippets of later stuff inserted early. Partly social history (sometimes very hard hitting), partly personal perspective and also assembled to be a visual spectacle. Some fantastic imagery and juxtaposition, a sometimes subversive perspective, some very funny moments and surprises and has its own idiosyncratic momentum and highly recommended viewing.

We may well have many of the footage sources already on imcdb, so concentrating my captures on things which are reasonably obvious onscreen or interesting and/or stand a chance of being identified. Lots of old tram footage for trammists to enjoy, but we don't do them; lots of Underground footage through the decades, ditto ships/docks and people arriving at airports (although no good plane views). Even within imcdb parameters there are so many vehicles shown rapidly throughout - if anyone else watches it, I'm sure they'd want to post different selections in some cases - if so go ahead with my approval because there is so much to choose from.

And every so often something bizarre gets thrown in, such as this very old clip after 10 minutes which I'm sure I've seen before used in music videos:
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and an old pedal bike (from a Caryy On film?)
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And a total WTF image:
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sixcyl FR

2014-01-22 08:05

It sounds very interesting indeed ;)

Sunbar UK

2014-01-22 12:34

dsl wrote

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And a total WTF image:
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From The Fugitive Futurist, Short Movie, 1924 /movie_304053-The-Fugitive-Futurist.html

dsl SX

2022-04-05 00:53

dsl wrote ...And every so often something bizarre gets thrown in, such as this very old clip after 10 minutes which I'm sure I've seen before used in music videos:
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Source found - it's a 1903 Humberette.

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