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Film Style: The Open Road (1926)

The pre-colour days of the 1920s are often best understood visually through modern films or colour illustrations. The usually blurry, monochrome photographs and films of that period are not very helpful for looking at details, and often it  actually makes it even harder to imagine how things must have been compared to using imagination alone. I was therefore extremely pleased to find this BFI film of the 1920s in colour, made by a man named Claude Friese-Greene travelling around the British Isles in 1924-26 with his home-invented colour film technique.

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