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Date: Fri. 22 Mar, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Categories: Falkirk*
Cuppa Talks Programme
Discover more about cinema of the silent era at these afternoon talks. Thanks to support from the Hugh Fraser Foundation all talks will be enhanced by BSL and ENT (electronic note taking).
Peace on the Western Front
£6.60 incl. tea/coffee & cake
Towards the end of 1930, two veterans of the First World War, one German and the other British, came together to shoot a film pilgrimage of the Western Front battlefields to impress upon younger generations that war, “is not a childish game, a glorious adventure”, but “a hideous ugly thing”. Released in 1931 the film became an unofficial film for the League of Nations Union. The original soundtrack was sadly lost and this script, along with music composed by Stephen Horne, will be performed live to accompany the Imperial War Museum’s (IWM) digital restoration of the print, at this special ‘work in progress’ screening. Performing live Stephen Horne (piano), narration and introduction Dr Toby Haggith Senior Curator at IWM and the researcher on the project. Dir: Fred Swann, Hans Nieter | UK | 1931 | N/C 12A | b&w | 35m + talk.
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