Thursday, August 03, 2006

Podcast: Remixing British Transport Films

Richard Thomas remixes the soundtracks of the classic British Transport Films that were made from 1949 to 1982. Made by a protégé of the British Documentary Movement their purpose was travelogue films that promoted destinations in town, country and seaside resorts throughout the British Isles. By interweaving a variety of these films that are being introduced to a new generation via BFI DVD releases, Richard investigates the cultural memory that the sounds and rhythms of the film soundtracks evoke.
Originally broadcast 15th June 2006 (mp3 format, 25.1mb)


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