Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Malc in Devon 1924

In the summer of 1924, Malc went to Devon for a family holiday at Budleigh Salterton. (Bowker Pursued By Furies P 32).

The videos below give you a flavour of Devon at that period. The videos are extracts from Claude Friese-Greene's 'The Open Road' - originally filmed in 1925/6 and now re-edited and digitally restored by the BFI National Archive. Britain seen in colour for the first time was heralded as a great technical advance for the cinema audience - now we can view a much improved image, but one which still stays true to the principles of the colour process.

The rather haphazard journey from Land's End to John O'Groats creates a series of moving picture postcards. Look out for shots containing the component colours - red and blue-green. Read more on British Film Institute.

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