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Look at Life: Swinging London

Synopsis
Sixteen films from the colourful LOOK AT LIFE series, produced by the Rank Organisation every week for screening in Odeon cinemas between 1960 and 1969. Stories covered include the boutiques of Carnaby Street, the Post Office Tower restaurant, Sid James exploring London’s street markets, frothy coffee bars, high rise living, ‘it’ girls, scooter boys, Soho jazz clubs, a journey down the Thames, inside the Shell Centre, old Piccadilly Circus before it was redeveloped, the local fire brigade, traffic wardens, and the Tower of London. The actual film titles are: Report On A River (No 249,1964); Shopping By The Ton (No. 75, 1960); Rising To High Office ((No. 219, 1963); Coffee Bars (No 17, 1959); In Gear (No. 418, 1967); Change At The Tower (No. 443, 1967); Fire Over London (No. 366, 1966); Goodbye, Piccadilly (No. 440, 1967); Market Place ((No. 9, 1959); Members Only (No. 323, 1965) ;Top People (No. 64, 1960); On The Meter (No. 477, 1968); Eating High (No. 399, 1966); Down London River (No. 16, 1959).
Series
Look at Life
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Subjects
Sociology
Keywords
cinema - UK; London; social history; history of the 20th century; cinemagazines

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
132 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

Rank Organisation

Distributor

Name

Simply Media

Contact
Laura Smith
Email
info@simplymedia.tv
Web
http://www.simplymedia.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0203 542 3722
Address
Highlight House
57 Margaret Street
London W1W 8SJ
Notes
Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment or DDHE

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