We’re going to be looking at something a bit modern today but I can assure you that it is quite silent. London Symphony was successfully crowdfunded in 2014 and is finally completed for all to enjoy.
A huge thanks to Alex Barrett and Flicker Alley for the review copy!
City symphonies capture the urban life in amber, preserving the culture of when and where the film was made. London Symphony strives to capture the flavor and diversity of today’s London and has been on the festival circuit. This review covers the presentation on home video and is not a review of the film itself but I will say that I think silent fans will be very pleased with visual filmmaking being used to confidently in our modern age.
The film is now available as an all-region Bluray from Flicker Alley.
The film is directed and edited by Alex Barrett and scored by James McWilliam. Here’s a preview so you can hear and see:
Here are some samples of the images of the film. Notice the black and white cinematography and the old school aspect ratio.
Extras include London Medley (1933), a 10-minute mini symphony, Hungerford: Symphony of a London Bridge, the 2009 precursor this London Symphony and an interview with Alex Barrett.
This is a definite keeper for silent film fans!
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