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Year
1996
Runtime
15 min.
Director
John Smith
Genre
Short
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
120
Checks
283
Favs
24
Dislikes
4
Favs/checks
8.5% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. John Milton's avatar

    John Milton

    Wow, I didn't expect much, but this was very impressive indeed! I love what they have done with the relationship between image and sound in this short and they way they have combined music, speech and real world sounds to such an effect...

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    The building of the M11 Link Road in East London provoked a long and bitter campaign by local residents to protect their homes from demolition. Blight was filmed during this period, while houses were demolished and land cleared. Using recordings made of people's reminiscences, the score incorporate fragments of speech and natural sounds. The film is based on real events which transformed people's lives, but it is much more than a conventional documentary. Enigmatic stories are created and the mundane is transformed into the marvellous. The music and images are woven into an elegiac evocation of memory and loss. Written by Kurzfilmtage - international short film festival Oberhausen
    5 years 10 months ago
  2. Armolist's avatar

    Armolist

    Wow, on 3 lists already! And not even on <400 yet! 2 years ago
  3. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    More rewarding than you'd expect a short with such a description to be. 4 years 8 months ago
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In 4 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #55 in Brief Encounters
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    55
  2. This movie ranks #106 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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    106
  3. This movie ranks #454 in iCM Forum's 500<400
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    454
  4. This movie ranks #751 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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    751
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