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How We Used to Live

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Synopsis

How We Used To Live is effectively a prequel to Finisterre, a meditation on London life today and a glance back at a receding Britain. Using colour footage from the 1950s to the 1980s, taken from the BFI National Archive, the film covers the ‘New Elizabethan’ age from the optimism of the post-war era to the dawn of Thatcherism. Soundtracked by Saint Etienne’s Pete Wiggs and scripted by the band’s Bob Stanley with Travis Elborough, the film is for anyone who has ever tried to understand their city. Alluringly impressionistic, poetic and political, this is the most joyful and entertaining offering yet from a unique filmmaking collective. http://www.bedlamproductions.co.uk/work.asp?id=31

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
70 mins
Director
Paul Kelly
Producer
Martin Kelly
Screenwriter
Travis Elborough, Bob Stanley
Music
Pete Wiggs
Narrator
Ian McShane

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Production Company

Bedlam Productions
London
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7287 6317
http://www.bedlamproductions.co.uk
info@bedlamproductions.co.uk