Category Archives: Film

London In 1927

I first saw this at Caught By The River and couldn’t resist. Now thanks to tweets by Stephen Fry and Kevin Spacey it seems to have gone viral. It’s a lovely old postcard from Claude Friese-Greene.

Cave Of Forgotten Dreams

Werner Herzog was granted exclusive access to the Chauvet Cave in the Ard├Ęche Gorge in southern France. The caves are not normally open to the public. They were discovered in 1994 and found to contain the earliest known paleolithic cave … Read more

Sue, Tilly & Marlon

Meanwhile Sue was in another wood, not Hollywood but Pinewood Studios where her father worked as a boom operator, and where she proudly introduced Tilly, her pet griffon to Marlon Brando.

The Moo Man

The story of a maverick dairy farmer and his unruly cows, filmed over four years on the marshes of the Pevensey Levels. Cows are happiest out in the fields eating grass. However in winter there is no grass and their … Read more

Irish Folk Furniture

This delightful film, described by its director as propaganda for Irish rural dressers, has just won the prize for Best Animated Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival. No home is complete without one.

Apocalypse Now (Or Maybe Tomorrow)

So we’re all looking forward (in no particular order) to Christmas, The Mayan ‘Apocalypse’ 21/12/12, The Euro Apocalypse / the imminent Bond Market collapse, the next high flying celebrity to crash and burn, the next Flood, the first nuclear war, … Read more

Frames Of Reference

It’s a year since the first Frames Of Reference post. To celebrate our birthday here’s another eponymous video, this time an inspired and beautifully crafted movie clips montage by Greg Ferrara, set to a soundtrack of Complex City by Oliver … Read more

Amy In Dingle

A not to be missed film telling the story of an Amy Winehouse performance before an audience of 85 in a little church in Ireland in 2006, to be broadcast next Monday, July 23rd at 10pm on BBC4 – Arena.

Father’s Day

This is for pigeons and their religions and for all our daddies too. Sock it to us Sammy!

Oh Brother, Where’s Thou Art?

James Read just sent us a few images of pieces he’s made for a group show at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford. The exhibition is titled Oh Brother, Where’s Thou Art? and features cinema inspired works by Lorraine Berkshire-Roe, … Read more