Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second

On The Seventh Art In The Age Of The Digital.

London Symphony. The Final Push.

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Regular readers will be aware of London Symphony, a modern Silent Film being directed by Alex Barrett, who I’ve invited to use Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second as a platform to chart the making of, via a series of written journals produced during the production of the movie. The film is being funded via Kickstarter, and the team are very close to seeing it fully financed (at typing they are less than £400 away from their target, with a little over 24 hours to go). It’s a timely reminder that Kickstarter can still be used for good in a world in which hipster potato salad can rake in over $55,000.

Please take a look at the campaign.

LFF #2. Mike Tulley’s Ping Pong Summer.

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Convenience dictated that Mark Tully’s Ping Pong Summer, a coming-of-age comedy drama set in the 1980s got a look in at this year’s London Film Festival, and while it’s not the kind of film that will set the world alight with bombast or inspiration, we’re glad that we did stumble across it. Continue reading

Goodbye To Language/Adieu au langage Gifted A Trailer And Poster.

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Jean-Luc Godard’s Adieu au langage is, hyperbole withstanding, one of the very best films I’ve ever seen. And now it has a UK poster and trailer (if not a release).

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The Criterion Memorandum. January 2015.

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Welcome to this month’s Criterion Memorandum. Join us, as we take a look at the latest announcements from the esteemed US boutique home video label.  Continue reading

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Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

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It’s a packed week in home video.

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LFF #1. Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe.

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Our first review from the London Film Festival is concerned with Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe.

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Hope Lies At The London Film Festival 2014.

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The London Film Festival opened last night and our coverage begins tomorrow.  Continue reading

The London Symphony Journals. #1.

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote of Alex Barrett’s crowd funding campaign in aid of his new film, the silent celebration of the city, London Symphony.  I’ve invited Alex to use Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second as a platform to broadcast his thoughts as the project moves along. The Kickstarter campaign is still ongoing, and going very well, with more information on that available here. Alex has provided a couple of new stills from the film too, which can be found at the foot of this first diary entry.  Continue reading

That Gum You Like Is Coming Back Into Style.

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Twin Peaks, the greatest television show there ever was, is coming back. David Lynch and Mark Frost today announced that the show would return for a nine-episode run on the Showtime network in 2016.

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