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Big Melt, The

Synopsis
A special commission as part of the 100 Years of Stainless Steel celebrations, THE BIG MELT is a feature length elegy to the men and women who toiled in Sheffield’s steelworks and a hymn to Britain’s industrial past. Working with Jarvis Cocker, director Martin Wallace has welded together a selection of steel industry-related archival footage drawn from the BFI National Archive. Cocker also provides the film’s musical accompaniment, collaborating with an array of Sheffield musicians, including a string quartet, a brass band, members of PULP, Richard Hawley, The Forgemasters and a youth choir. The DVD includes the full archive-based film, plus a recording of the live event.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Notes
Reviewed in Viewfinder 97
Subjects
Film studies; History
Keywords
documentary films; industrial films; Sheffield; steel; steelmaking

Credits

Director
Martin Wallace
Contributor
Jarvis Cocker

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
70 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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