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London's Contrasts, Short Movie, 1924 IMDB

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  • Wonderful London: London's Contrasts

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dsl SX

2016-01-30 21:18

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12 minute film from 1924, part of the "Wonderful London" series produced by Graham Wilcox Films and directed by Harry B Parkinson & Frank Miller. Released in 2012 on a BFI dvd
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with 12 of these films (apparently there were 20+ altogether). It's the fourth of the 6 extras on the DVD; can't find it on youtube, but BFI site should work instead.

A tour of central London with "the last 'orse bus" left
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... and the jolly old driver who's been doing them for several hundred years so has seen all the changes. As a film it's basically a continuation of London Old and New - same coach and driver, and although they both have completely unique footage, several sequences were filmed in one go then split between the films.

Informative caption at the end about how these films were shown
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This was possibly the most interesting film in the series so far due to lots of quirky bits thrown in:

- narrow house in Bayswater Rd
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- Caledonian market
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..... second hand custard or kippers??? :wow:

- Tilbury (I guess) shoreline along the Thames
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.... before it became big docks

- Grape Nuts advert
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.... my dad's favourite cereal when I was very young - very filling - I could only ever eat a small portion.

Rejects (2-4 are the same van as it passes)
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rjluna2 US

2016-01-30 22:46

dsl wrote - Grape Nuts advert

.... my dad's favourite cereal when I was very young - very filling - I could only ever eat a small portion.

I enjoy eating Grape-Nuts for breakfast. Probably I inherited from my late maternal Grandfather when he had it for breakfast.

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