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    Thumbs up Liverpool: A City on Screen

    City's film archive goes online

    Rare film footage of Liverpool during the early 1900s is being made available online.


    The films show everyday life in
    different parts of Liverpool


    It is believed the city becomes the first to have its own archive section on a new website called Screenonline.

    The resource includes contemporary as well as historical film footage and some TV programmes.

    The site was developed by the British Film Institute to coincide with the city's year-long celebration as European Capital of Culture.

    Amanda Nevill, Director of the BFI, said: "Archive film has such potency in its ability to teach us about ourselves, to show us who we are and where we have come from.

    "Liverpool is among the most filmed cities in the UK and you only have to look at the films and television programmes on Liverpool: A City on Screen to see why.

    "This incredible material presents a penetrating observation of everyday life as seen by different generations over the past 100 years and it reveals much about how this great city has become what it is today."

    All the footage on Liverpool has been sourced from the BFI National Archive and the North West Film Archive, as well as from individual collectors and private donors.


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    Highlights of the collection include City Symphony - A Day in Liverpool, a film specially commissioned in 1929 to tell the story of a typical working day in the city.

    A number of titles from the recently rediscovered Mitchell and Kenyon collection of films from the early 1900s including the docks and a football match are also among the films.

    Source: BBC NEWS | Merseyside

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    It says it is only available to schools.
    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
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    It is also available within UK libraries that have registered their IP address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    It says it is only available to schools.
    And universities - should help pass the time at work!

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    Good for you Howie, not much good for me though.
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    Default City's film archive goes online

    City's film archive goes online

    The films show everyday life in different parts of Liverpool

    Rare film footage of Liverpool during the early 1900s is being made available online.

    It is believed the city becomes the first to have its own archive section on a new website called Screenonline.

    The resource includes contemporary as well as historical film footage and some TV programmes.

    The site was developed by the British Film Institute to coincide with the city's year-long celebration as European Capital of Culture.

    Amanda Nevill, Director of the BFI, said: "Archive film has such potency in its ability to teach us about ourselves, to show us who we are and where we have come from.

    "Liverpool is among the most filmed cities in the UK and you only have to look at the films and television programmes on Liverpool: A City on Screen to see why.

    "This incredible material presents a penetrating observation of everyday life as seen by different generations over the past 100 years and it reveals much about how this great city has become what it is today."

    All the footage on Liverpool has been sourced from the BFI National Archive and the North West Film Archive, as well as from individual collectors and private donors.

    Highlights of the collection include City Symphony - A Day in Liverpool, a film specially commissioned in 1929 to tell the story of a typical working day in the city.

    A number of titles from the recently rediscovered Mitchell and Kenyon collection of films from the early 1900s including the docks and a football match are also among the films.

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