Tag Archives: London

The Blue Lamp

Whether or not the name is familiar, Dixon of Dock Green is one of the most influential British television shows. Without it, the police procedural on both small and big screens would be a very different proposition. But before any of that, it too had

Absolute Beginners

Alongside The Mission and Revolution, Absolute Beginners was accused of destroying the British film industry in the mid to late 1980’s. It was bad luck for Goldcrest, the studio behind Julian Temple’s lavish production, as they backed-up all three films, released them at nearly the

Pink String and Sealing Wax

Ealing Studios are regarded as the bastion of post-war Cinema, the home of the finest comedies Britain has ever produced, but what is often overlooked is their innate Gothicism. With the artifice of its sets and the embers of Victorian London architecture, there is a

Night and the City

Renowned and respected in his own time, but outside of the critical fraternity Jules Dassin is teetering on being forgotten in ours. Between Arrow Films, Eureka and now the BFI, the pinnacle of the UK home video market are doing their very best to bring him