The Lost World Of Mitchell And Kenyon details
|Directors:||James Kenyon, Sagar Mitchell|
The Lost World Of Mitchell And Kenyon
|Run time:||5 hours|
|Rental release:||31 Jan 2005|
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the best 3 hrs you will watch this yearBy LEE BATE from birmingham , 08 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]a totally wonderful and enchanting experience shot at the turn of the century by two filmakers in blackburn mitchell & kenyon films laid undiscovered for 70 yrs then when found the bfi restored them allowing us in the world today of modern technology to go back to look at our great grandparents before the first world war
the footage is crystal clear and takes us back to the work life and play in northern britain this also includes the first known footage of man united ever filmed
this is a must see bbc dvd take a step back in time to visit some real life ghosts of our past just wonderful to sit there and think that nobody is actually alive from the films make the hairs on your neck stand up as great grandchildren watch footage of family members actually on film
the best 3 hrs spent for a society that has everything to pause and take a look back 100 years and reflect that are we really grateful for the world we live in today
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Fascinating stuffBy a customer from Peterborough UK , 17 Feb 2010What a gem! I thought the most amazing thing was that most of the people in the films were from a generation (or two) before my grandparents. Fascinating to see places I know well as they were a hundred years ago in moving images. A fascinating window to the past. All men wearing hats. Well worth watching. Like time travel.
greatBy scorpion (538 reviews) from Mexborough , 29 Jun 2009one off the best docurmentarys iv seen in years a must
Lots of people staring befuddled into a camera...By Bargepole (10 reviews) from Chester , 03 Mar 2009...but very interesting!
If you are familiar with North West UK it is even more of a treat.
FascinatingBy a customer from Glasgow , 10 Feb 2008Wonderful restored films of ordinary people in Lancashire circa 1900. They were made to entice those in them to pay money to 'see themselves as others see them'.
There are also some early dramatic reels and the reporting of a real life crime.
One point off for the inappropriate upper middle class presenter who is over fond of his own prescence on screen. Not off putting but could have been presented better in my opinion.
Definitely worth watching, especially for those of a certain age because there are echos of a more recent world now gone you might remember yourself.
Peace and prosperityBy a customer from Milton Keynes , 09 Jun 2007Several fascinating views of the peace and prosperity in the early 20th century, before the first world war, recorded to demonstrate the new film technology to a paying public, preserved by chance for posterity. A bit too much of Dan Cruickshank for my tastes, though.