15 November 2009

The home of the fragrant motor-omnibus and the night-blooming Hooligan



"In 1924 Claude Friese-Greene (cinematographer and son of moving-image pioneer William) embarked on an intrepid road trip from Land's End to John O'Groats. He recorded his journey on film, using an experimental colour process. Entitled The Open Road, this remarkable travelogue was conceived as a series of 26 short episodes, to be shown weekly at the cinema."

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  1. The crowds of people at the 6:00 minute mark all dress in suits and are all thin and fit. I wonder if it's done with CG.

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  2. Interesting theory. It being CG would also explain why everything appears so much nicer before the onset of progress and despite the complete lack of "vibrancy".

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  3. I wonder if Claude is any relation to Tim Friese-Greene, one of rock music's most unsung innovators.

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