Monday 30 March 2009

Love Letters and Passion - exclusive podcasts

Poster for NightmailGraeme Hobbs of MovieMail has put together two podcasts specially for our website.

The first is on the wonderfully inventive GPO films of the 193
0s, Love Letters and Live Wires, screening at The Courtyard on TODAY at 4.15pm.

The programme includes the classic Nightmail with poetry by W.H. Auden and music by Benjamin Britten as well many other gems.

To get
a taste, you can preview one of them, Norman Mclaren's surrealistic animation Love on the Wing - suppressed by the Postmaster-General of the time as "too Freudian" - on our website, courtesy of the BFI's excellent YouTube channel.

Graeme's other podcast is on Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc, one of the acclaimed masterpieces of silent cinema. It screens at 8.45pm this Wednesday 1 April with an introduction and specially composed piano accompaniment by the very talented Paul Shallcross. You won't get the chance to experience an event like this again!

Listen to Graeme to discover why.
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