Motorfilms Quarterly Volume Eight
Posted 24 January 2004 - 18:06
Doug appears now to be sinking under a rising tide of piles of books, they are now up to beard level , I fear in another 3 months he will be completely submerged.
Cream of the crop for me is the Shell 1949 Silverstone British Grand Prix over 300 miles. Its B&W, wonderfully well filmed - didn't the late and great Bill Mason make and leave us some just splendid motoring and motor sport films - I do hope there is still a big pile left that have yet to be seen ! Nick Mason can be rightly very proud of his Dad. The delightful period tones of commentator Rodney Walkerley (of "The Motor ") fit beautifully.
The 1950 Alpine Rally - the earliest colour rally film is a gem
You can also see Colin Chapman win a saloon car Silverstone GP support race in a MK 2 Jaguar, and Alec Issigonis racing the lightweight Special.
I commend it to the House !
Posted 24 January 2004 - 21:59
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 12:31
What's teddy up to this time?
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 15:30
(I may, though, have got one or both of those components wrong!)
Posted 25 January 2004 - 16:24
Posted 25 January 2004 - 17:30
Wasn't it the language they used to use in "2000 AD" (from the planet Tharg - I think).
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Posted 27 January 2004 - 18:37
I wonder what musical work might render a new perspective upon ''Grand Prix"...