The Big Smoke

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  • 27 August 2009
The Big Smoke

A series of films about London

The ever English capital-centric British Film Institute presents this collection of films from lost London which includes shots of Victorians going to work, some turn of the 20th Century street scenes and, most interestingly, sci-fi short The Fugitive London about an inventor who can offer locals a glimpse of future London.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh on Sun 6 and Mon 7 Sep.

The Big Smoke: Films from a Lost London 1896 - 1945

  • 1896--1945
  • UK
  • 1h 22min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Various

Programme of silent films from the BFI National Archive brought to life with a newly-commissioned score composed and performed by pianist James Pearson with Ronnie Scott's All Stars. Selected films include 'Blackfriars Bridge', 'Old London Street Scenes' and 'The Fugitive Futurist'.

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