Tuesday, 21 October 2008

High Treason





A silent British science fiction feature from 1929, showing in Trafalgar Square on Thursday (24th Oct.) at 6.30. Details here.

You can hear more about it on BBC Radio 4’s The Film Programme.

I've collected more views of the future here.

Update: here’s a follow up, written after watching the film.

7 comments:

Paul said...

Wow... wish I was still living in London. If you're still looking for a copy of Just Imagine I might be able to help you out there!

kellie said...

Hi Paul,
yes, I'm still very curious about Just Imagine - even though every review I've read damns it. How are you keeping? Are you back in Dublin?

Paul said...

Keeping very well thanks, back and forth to London all the time in a mildly exhausting manner, for worky reasons (might end up finding a little second home over there next year if the economic apocalypse allows). I'll email you via the blog when I track down Just Imagine, and it would be good to meet for a drink sometime in the city of dreams.

Maxim de Winter said...

Finally got around to watching it and damn if it ain't the most peculiar thing I've seen (and I've seen some peculiar things) - a stew of Art Deco visuals, Pre-Code sexuality, ethnic stereotypes, musical numbers and just plain weirdness, it feels far longer than eighty minutes... If you want to experience it for yourself let me know and I'll attempt to burn it to DVD for you.

kellie said...

Just Imagine, you mean? That would be terrific! I'll be upstairs in Maison Bertaux wearing the remains of a small cake... or you could drop by here.

Oscar Grillo said...

Wow! Today I was talking with my mate Ted about this film and his memory of a flying train crossing Tower Bridge. Great photos!

kellie said...

The train going over Tower Bridge was in The Fugitive Futurist, a short film from 1924 that was shown at the same screening.