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The open road

Author: Claude Friese-GreeneGünter A BuchwaldNeil BrandJan FaullKieron WebbAll authors
Publisher: London : BFI, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Claude Friese-Greene, a pioneer of color cinematography, set out from Cornwall with the aim of creating "a pictorial record of a motor tour from Land's End to John O'Groats." The resulting work, The Open Road, was filmed as 26 episodes to be shown weekly in cinemas. The Open Road is a fascinating portrait of inter-war Britain, in which town and country, people and landscapes are captured as never before in a truly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Silent films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Friese-Greene; Günter A Buchwald; Neil Brand; Jan Faull; Kieron Webb; Caroline Miller; Upekha Bandaranayake; British Film Institute.; Wardour Films.; Friese-Greene Colour Films Limited.
OCLC Number: 191915003
Language Note: Silent with music and intertitles.
Notes: Originally filmed between 1924-1926 as 26 separate episodes.
"Produced in the New Natural Color Process invented by Claude Friese-Greene"--Credits.
Extra features include a silent short film titled "Across England in an Aeroplane" (1919-20).
Credits: Archive producer, Jan Faull ; technical restoration, Kieron Webb ; producers, Caroline Miller, Upekha Bandaranayake.
Description: 1 videodisc (64 min.) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: DVD ; PAL ; Region 2 ; Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Other Titles: Across England in an aeroplane.
Cinematic postcard of Britain in the 1920s
Responsibility: Wardour Films Limited by arrangement with Friese-Greene Colour Films Limited present ... ; [director, cinematographer] Claude Friese-Greene ; original music composed and performed by Günter Buchwald.

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Claude Friese-Greene, a pioneer of color cinematography, set out from Cornwall with the aim of creating "a pictorial record of a motor tour from Land's End to John O'Groats." The resulting work, The Open Road, was filmed as 26 episodes to be shown weekly in cinemas. The Open Road is a fascinating portrait of inter-war Britain, in which town and country, people and landscapes are captured as never before in a truly unique and rich color palate. The BFI's National Film and Television Archive presents highlights of the travelogue assembled from the unedited original negatives.

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