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Geoffrey Jones: The Rhythm of Film

Synopsis
Since the 1950s, Geoffrey R. Llewellyn Jones has been making short films with an extraordinary marriage of images, music and rhythm that make him one of Britain’s true film artists. This DVD brings a selection of Geoffrey Jones’ films together to show what makes his work so special. Most of his work was in the area of industrial shorts and this collection includes three of his well-known films for British Transport Films - SNOW (1963), RAIL (1967) and LOCOMOTION (1975), two made for Shell (SHELL SPIRIT and THIS IS SHELL), the travelogue TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (1964), and two more personal works - the SEASONS PROJECT and the two CHAIR-A-PLANE films. DVFDR extras include: Filmed interview with Geoffrey Jones, describing his career and working processes, interspersed with film clips (31 mins); Illustrated booklet with background information and credits
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
1955-2004
Subjects
Film Studies
Keywords
British Transport Films; experimental film & video; industrial films; short films; transport

Credits

Director
Geoffrey Jones

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
86 minutes
Year
2014

Sections

Title
Snow
Synopsis
A film made in 1964 in which trains and railway workers battle against severe weather conditions. Made for British Transport Films.
Duration
8 mins

Title
Rail
Synopsis
Made for British Transport Films, this is a commemoration of the steam age and celebration of the electric age. 1967.
Duration
13 mins

Title
Locomotion
Synopsis
Made for British Transport Films in 1975.The entire history of the British railways is illustrated through a captivating and accelerating rhythm
Duration
15 mins

Title
Trinidad and Tobago
Synopsis
Travelogue made in 1964 in which images react, combine and dance together to create a living, pulsing journey.
Duration
19 mins

Title
Shell Spirit
Duration
2 mins

Title
This is Shell
Duration
8 mins

Title
Seasons Project
Duration
12 mins

Title
Chair-a-plane Kwela, A
Duration
3 mins

Title
Chair-a-plane Flamenco, A
Duration
6 mins

Sponsor

Name

British Transport Films

Notes
Some BTF films are distributed by Beulah.

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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