Old footage and photographs often make it tricky for us to really appreciate what we're looking at and to understand how things have changed. This neat little video makes it easy for us to really appreciate what we're looking at and how London has changed over the past 90 years!
Wonderful London in 1924 and 2014
In 1924, Harry B. Parkinson and Frank Miller documented London in a fantastic series of short films, known as "Wonderful London". Over the last few months, I have stood in their foot-steps, recapturing their shots exactly, and have blended the two together creating a window through time.
The music used is Symphony No. 4 by Gustav Mahler
The recording is credited to Steve Jones
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
The composition is now in the public domain, and more information can be found on this great website … http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.4_(Mahler,_Gustav)
Wonderful London is available on DVD from the BFI here … http://www.bfi.org.uk/blu-rays-dvds/wonderful-london
Making this short follows my previous film “London in 1927 and 2013” tracing the footsteps of Claude Friese-Greene. It can be found here … https://vimeo.com/81368735
By Ruth Lancey
Date: 2016-09-14 06:07:07