Piecing Together the Past: Tracing Lost Films

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Piecing Together the Past: Tracing Lost Films

Time: April 29, 2019 from 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Location: Bruce Castle Museum
Street: Lordship Lane, Tottenham
City/Town: Tottenham
Website or Map: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/br…
Phone: 020 8808 8772
Event Type: lunchtime, talk, films, heritage, local, history
Event Added By: Deborah Hedgecock
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2019

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INTERESTED IN OLD FILMS? 

Piecing Together the Past: Tracing Lost Films

By Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History, Birkbeck College

Did you know that one of the early film pioneers Robert Paul built the first film studio in the UK on land which is now Sydney Road, N10? Many of his first films were filmed in different locations locally, including a re-enactment of the Boer War on Muswell Hill Golf Course!

Most of the hundreds of films produced by Robert Paul before 1910 have disappeared. But they are gradually being found, often in strange places! In this talk, Ian Christie will reveal some recent discoveries, and suggests how and where we might look for more long-lost early films.

The talk accompanies the current exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum, 'Animatograph! How cinema was born in Haringey'.

Doors open 12 noon. Refreshments available. 
Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle


The photograph shows 'The Fatal Hand' film, 1907, filmed at Alexandra Palace by Robert Paul

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