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WORLD BACKGROUNDS (part of KINOLIBARY)

Description
World Backgrounds is now exclusively available through Kinolibrary. World Backgrounds’ vast and rare collection of 35mm film rushes span the globe from 1960 to 2000 and contains almost 40,000 shots and films. The collection is in the process of being digitised to dazzling 4K quality and available as a rich resource for programme makers.

Footage ranges from pre-Revolutionary Iran and 80s Berlin, to glorious travels round Singapore and Saudi Arabia, via a night-time walk through swinging 60s Soho. Films from the USA feature a gritty drive through 70s Brooklyn, a sunny stroll in 60s Greenwich Village, a holiday to Honolulu and a helicopter-ride over Beverly Hills, as well as body builders and breakdancers on Venice Beach and cowboys on a cattle ranch. Other highlights include fabulous compilations of 70s disco, Formula 1, and extensive outtakes from the 1969 film ‘Battle of Britain’, complete with stunning recreations of spitfire dogfights, cockpit views and RAF formations in the sunset. Shot using original WW2 fighter planes, this unique and irreplaceable footage has to be seen.

The collection is only available from Kinolibrary, so please contact us to hear more or explore screeners.
Website
http://kinolibrary.com/
Keywords
Feature films; Geography; Film locations
Access
Limited in person access. Full online access available.
Facilities
2K and 4K digital files scanned from 16mm and 35mm
Charges
Licence fee charges for commercial use. Prices available on request
Copyright
Copyright held.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video components: VHS Video, lo-band U-Matic, Beta/Beta-SP, 1-inch Video, DigiBeta.
Film: 5,000 cans. A wide range of locations and subjects as the company name ‘World Backgrounds’ implies. Feature films - all unused scenes. 95% colour film, 5% black and white film. Feature films.
Film components: 35mm, negative film.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available.

Main Contact

Name
Jenny Coan
Job title
Director
Telephone
020 7502 9099
Email
info@kinolibrary.com
Address
Studio 16
18-24 Shacklewell Lane
London
E8 2EZ

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