London has been featured in countless films since the birth of the cinema over a century ago and has allowed audiences worldwide to view the city through the eyes of film makers. From the Elizabethan times in Shakespeare in Love (1998) to the coal miner’s strike of the 1980s in Billy Elliot (2000), every period in London’s history has a film in which the era is captured, and the team at London Pass have captured these locations in their recent exploration into the history of the distinguished city through film.
Wartime in London was an unforgiving time, and during World War Two, the city’s population were living in a seemingly never-ending state of fear, and thousands of children were evacuated to the countryside to keep them out of harm’s way. During this time of hardship, it was hugely important for the country to have a strong leader to rely upon.
With his 2010 film The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper brings to the screen with absorbing poignancy the incredible and little-known story of a king and his struggle to overcome adversity and guide his country through a time of hardship.
From Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of Babel and Biutiful, comes Birdman, a startling and captivating film following the story of one man’s madness, mystique and misery, and his twisted attempt at recovery.
Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée brings Cheryl Strayed’s autobiographical novel to life with Wild, an inspiring tale of Strayed’s painful yet life-affirming solo journey of more than one thousand miles across North America.
After a three month hiatus, I’m back! Things have changed a bit for me, so I’ll be able to put more of a focus on my reviews again, and I’ll be posting as often as possible! I’m going to make a point of watching considerably more films and reviewing every single thing I watch.
I’ll have another review up soon, so, until then, you can trawl through the archives and read my old posts. You never know, you might find something that takes your fancy!
Thank you to all of you who have stayed interested, and I’m glad to be back!
It’s officially been a year, to the day, that I started this blog. It’s been an amazing year and I’ve honestly learnt so much and got to know a whole lot of interesting people through something that blossomed from my enduring love affair with film. From my review of Before Sunrise, right through to the BFI London Film Festival, it’s been a really great year and I’m so flattered by the lovely feedback I’ve received from you all!