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A Long Day's Life  The Art of Harold Riley
A Long Day's Life  The Art of Harold Riley

A Long Day's Life The Art of Harold Riley 1978


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A Long Day's Life The Art of Harold Riley 1978

22 mins United Kingdom

This absorbing film portrait reveals how the Salford painter and photographer, a self-described "topographical artist", has devoted himself to recording his home city. We see how the love-hate attitude of the artist to his subject has informed his work, and how a decaying industrial area undergoing great change can indeed be an aesthetically worthy subject for an artist's observant eye.

This film was produced by postgraduate film students at Manchester Polytechnic, now Manchester Metropolitan University.

Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.


Documentary Student film


Photographers Painters (fine art)


The Arts on Film




United Kingdom



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