London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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The Distant Thames
A river symphony and an early example of stereoscopic film made about the River Thames.
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Produced for the Festival of Britain in 1951 by Raymond Spottiswoode, the Royal River, from which this extract originates, was made during a short-lived golden era for 3D film. Available here in 2D, this extract has a lovely lilting quality; get carried away by William Alwyn's pastoral score and the delightful panoramic views of Windsor.