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Taking London to the World: Robert Paul Shows His Native City in Motion

Synopsis
Second in a series of three lectures in which Professor Ian Christie explores key moments in the portrayal of London in cinema over the past century, and what these portrayals may mean locally and internationally.
Britain’s pioneer filmmaker, born 150 years ago in North London, vividly portrayed the variety of life in ‘the imperial metropolis’ at the end of the 19th century, conscious of its historic appeal but also emphasising the modernity of which he was a part. [60 minutes]
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Series
Screening London
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2019
Subjects
Film studies; History
Keywords
London; Victorian life; Film history; 1900s

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https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/robert-paul-native-london
Price
Free
Delivery
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Contributor
Ian Christie

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Gresham College

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