Archive for the ‘film’ Category

London in Colour in 1927!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 09:00

Wonderful little film of London in 1927 filmed in colour. You can’t help being struck by how black London was–the buildings are filthy but then how much smoke was being belched into the air. There were, as it says, 4,000 buses charging around. The contrast between the well-dressed spaciousness of the West End compared to […]

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“Conviction” 3

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 17:43

Conviction Production year: 2010 Country: USA Cert (UK): 15 Runtime: 107 mins Director: Tony Goldwyn Cast: Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Leo, Minnie Driver, Sam Rockwell On general release, Friday 14 January 2011. Links to other websites of interest relating to topics in the film: The Innocence Project, New York Innocence Network UK (Has 30+ […]

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“Conviction” 2

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 16:11

“Tell you what Buttercup” During law school Betty Anne Waters is desparately trying to think of ways of helping her brother, Kenny, prove his innocence. When we watch the film it all so seems so flimsy, that his blood group, “O”, was found at the scene. One of the most common blood groups around but […]

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Monday, January 10th, 2011 at 18:09

Conviction is the true story of a working-class single mother who takes on the murder appeal of her brother. Only it’s more complicated than that. Betty Anne Waters has to finish high school, get her college degree and go to law school and pass the bar exam before she can take on the case. Eighteen […]

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