Love Letters and Live Wires (U)
Sunday 21 September 2008
Love Letters and Live Wires states in an opening caption that the Post Office produced "creative, exciting public information films" in the 1930s. And, unbelievably, it's not exaggerating. Night Mail, with Auden's poem and Britten's music, is the most famous example, but the other seven short films collected here are diverse, delightful and amazingly avant-garde, encompassing documentaries, a Dali-esque animation, a psychedelic op-art calypso, and a bossy fairy's Python- esque lecture on telephone etiquette.
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland