Thursday, August 26, 2010

Early Color Film of England

Vivi has an early technicolor clip at Cattus Dommuswhich reminded me of a wonderful program we saw on BBC a few years ago.

In 1924, William Friese-Greene, a photographer from Brighton, made a color film called 'The Open Road.' It was a tour of England from Land's End in Cornwall to John O'Groats in Scotland filmed in 'kinecolor,' an early color process. This littlr clip shows the beginning of the trip -fascinating to see people and landscapes as they were. The whole film was shown on BBC a few years ago and you can still watch the whole thing in parts on YouTube. As with Vivi's film, it's best to click on the picture to go to YouTube, then click again on the picture to watch it full screen.

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