Category Archives: Photographs

This is what the alternative looks like

Source: Image posted by Alex Andreou (@studyalex) and others on Twitter on 3 September 2015, Photographer not identified. Comments: The photograph shows Syrian refugee children in Budapest, Hungary, watching an impromptu screening of Tom and Jerry cartoons, set up … Continue reading

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Jaws on the Water

Source: ‘Jaws on the Water’ by, referenced in ‘The most TERRIFYING screening ever? Seriously, would you watch Jaws like this?’,, 9 July 2015 Comments: A screening of Jaws (USA 1975), Steven Spielberg’s film about a shark terrorising a … Continue reading

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Red Carpet

Source: Xinhua/REX Shutterstock, Comments: This photograph shows Palestians in the el-Shuja’ia neighbourhood, east of Gaza City, watching a film during the Karama-Gaza Human Rights film festival, popularly known as ‘Red Carpet’. My thanks to Deac Rossell for pointing out … Continue reading

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First Flying Cinema

Source: E. Bacon (photographer) ‘First Flying Cinema’, 6 April 1925, Hulton Archive, courtesy of Getty Images, Editorial Photos #2666504 Comments: This photograph shows passengers on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Berlin, watching what is claimed to be the … Continue reading

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Scott’s Last Expedition

Colour plate from Scott’s Last Expedition: ‘Mr Ponting Lecturing on Japan’ Source: Robert Falcon Scott, journal entries for 29 May 1911 and 22 August 1911, in Captain R.F. Scott, Scott’s Last Expedition (London: Smith, Elder, 1914), vol. 1, pp. 292, … Continue reading

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The Circle in the Square

Source: Postcard c.1908 of The Circle in the Square, 28 Leicester Square, London Comment: The Circle in the Square was the first cinema (as opposed to variety theatres showing films as part of their programme) in London’s Leicester Square. Originally … Continue reading

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