Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.
Available on Iplayer for the next 6 days:
“Dan Cruickshank explores the mysteries and secrets of the bridges that have made London what it is. He uncovers stories of bronze-age relics emerging from the Vauxhall shore, of why London Bridge was falling down, of midnight corpses splashing beneath Waterloo Bridge, and above all, of the sublime ambition of London’s bridge builders themselves.”
A classic BBC series about computing – this archive episode is from the time when Amstrad came out with the first really cheap home computer which sent shockwaves through the software industry. The last ten minutes on 32-bit graphics and animation is incredible…..
Adam Curtis is a documentary film-maker who uses film as a tool to comment on social and political history. He uses editing, found footage and voiceover to powerful effect in films such as “All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace”
He also has a great blog….
The AF are also screening LA plays itself.
“Weaving all manner of footage into a fascinating dissection of LA as the world’s reatest living film lot, this illuminating piece of cinema-urbanism examines the city as background and character through a narrated collage of over 200 clips. One of cinema’s most intelligent and entertaining essays, it charts Hollywood’s ‘war against modern architecture,’ alongside an examination of the starring roles certain buildings have played across multiple movies. From Blade Runner to Laurel and Hardy; a keen look at the truths and fictions a life in the movies has woven into LA’s urban fabric. Essential viewing.”
USA 2003. Dir Thom Andersen. 169 minutes