This little release from the BFI has been tickling our interest recently in the office. Claude Frisse-Greene’s early film on the streets and people of London of 1927 is a fascinating insight into life back then; what makes it all more easy to relate to is the fact that it is in colour. Frisse-Greene utilised a very early form of colour processing to create this faded and picturesque view of old London. What is strange is that with the addition of colour, London of 1927 doesn’t feel that far removed from London of today.
Pervasive trend of flat caps aside of course… It’s more flat whites these days.