Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Very often people don't realise the impact that British films have had on the filming industry and they certainly don't realise how many British films have actually been made. So, just to present to you the prestige that is British Film, here are a few of the best.
o Don't Look Now (1973): an adaptation of a Daphne du Maurier novel, Don't Look Now is the story of a couple who escape to a ghostly Venice after the death of their daughter - due to drowning. It is arguably one of the best British films due to the way the film was produced, from the editing and framing to the fleshed out main characters that dared to explore the depths of every Venetian passage.
o The Third Man (1949): American Western writer Holly Martins lands in
o Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988): is a story of the filmmaker's parents and family when he was born. The film explores the memories and truth of 194-s and 50s
and looks deeply at the brutality and love within families. This film is not
just about the story but also about the events that it represents. It's about,
music sadness and happiness and it is all displayed though the filmmaker's
clear love of British cinema.
o Kes (1969): Billy is a 'hopeless case' of a child and has no aspirations or dreams - other than not to become a mine worker, as they were low on the social ladder and some of the most lowly paid workers of the time - until he takes a kestrel from a nest on a farm. He begins training the bird and for the first time in his life begins to receive credit and praise from his teachers at school. Billy's new found hobby is an outlet and allows him to get away from his abusive brother Jed; that is until Jed orders Billy to put a bet on some horses but instead Billy spend the money on food for his bird. When Jed finds out he is unable o find Billy and instead takes out his revenge his beloved kestrel, bringing Billy's world crashing down around him. This film is a portrayal of the brutal fact that the fate of Billy Casper is inevitable but also necessary in order to survive the world around him.