Daily Archives: August 31, 2013

Just Like it Was

Source: Harry Blacker, Just Like it Was: Memoirs of the Mittel East (London: Vallentine, Mitchell, 1974), pp. 27-30 Text: On some Saturday evenings my mother would say, ‘Wash your face and hands quick – we are going to the pictures’. … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, 1920s, Memoirs, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Continuous Performance

Source: Extracts from Dorothy Richardson, ‘Continuous Performance VIII’, Close Up vol. II no. 3, March 1928, reproduced in James Donald, Anne Friedberg and Laura Marcus (eds.), Close Up 1927-1933: Cinema and Modernism (London: Cassell, 1998), pp. 174-176 Text: Amongst the … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Film journals, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Life in Movies

Source: Michael Powell, A Life in Movies: An Autobiography (London: William Heinemann, 1986), pp. 90-91 Text: There was a cinema at Chantilly. There were local cinemas everywhere in those days. Chantilly was not a large town, but I think it … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, France, Memoirs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment