Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vintage film clips: England 1924 and 1926

This brief video is so cool. It's a vintage colour film of a charming scene in the picturesque village of Cockington, Devon, England (1924)



and another brief video. This one is Hyde Park, London (1926)



This extract comes from Claude Friese-Greene's 'The Open Road' - originally filmed in 1925/6 and now re-edited and digitally restored by the BFI National Archive.

The rather haphazard journey from Land's End to John O'Groats creates a series of moving picture postcards.

For more information about 'The Open Road' see http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/openroad/

You can watch the whole of 'The Open Road' and 1000 other complete films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive free of charge at the new BFI Mediatheque - http://www.bfi.org.uk/mediatheque

2 comments:

  1. They're good, and I've bookmarked the BFI site to have a good look at it over the weekend!
    Flighty xx

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  2. I think they are good too. The BFI site has a lot to look at. Enjoy!

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