Of Time and the City


Of Time and the City
Of Time and the City
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Directed by Terence Davies
Produced by Solon Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter
Written by Terence Davies
Music by Ian Neil
Cinematography Tim Pollard (cinematographer)
Editing by Liza Ryan-Carter
Distributed by British Film Institute
Release date(s) 31 October 2008 (United Kingdom)
27 January 2009 (United States)
Running time 72 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Of Time and the City is a 2008 documentary film directed by Terence Davies.

The film has Davies recalling his life growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s and 1960s, using newsreel and documentary footage supplemented by his own commentary voiceover and contemporaneous and classical music soundtracks.

The film premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival where it received rave reviews[1]. Time Out said "The one truly great movie to emerge so far (from Cannes)..... this film is as personal, as universal in its relevance, and as gloriously cinematic as anything he has done"[1] and The Guardian called it "a British masterpiece, a brilliant assemblage of images that illuminate our past. Not only does it tug the heart-strings but it's also savagely funny."[1] BBC TV film critic Mark Kermode nominated it as the best overall film of 2008 on his "Kermode Awards" section of The Culture Show, and Duane Byrge from The Hollywood Reporter lauded the film as "poetically composed" and a "masterwork".[2]

Of Time and the City won Best Documentary in the Australian Film Critics Association awards for 2009.

Contents

References within the film

Poetry and literature

Music

Fashion

Landmarks

Nearby Locales

Regular Events

Sports

Celebrities

Scholars

Radio programmes

Laws

  • Sexual Offences Act 1956

Religious leaders

Historical figures

Contemporary

See also

External links

References



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