The Big Melt (DVD)
THE BIG MELT A film by Martin Wallace and Jarvis Cocker With music by Jarvis Cocker A special commission as part of the 100 years of Stainless Steel celebrations, The Big Melt is a feature length elegy to the men and women who toiled in Sheffield's steelworks and a hymn to Britain's proud industrial past.
Working with Sheffield's own musical hero Jarvis Cocker, acclaimed director Martin Wallace has woven an exquisite tapestry of steel industry-related archival footage drawn from the BFI National Archive. Jarvis also provides the film s stirring musical accompaniment, collaborating with a raft of Sheffield's finest musicians, including a string quartet, a brass band, members of Pulp, Richard Hawley, the Forgemasters and a youth choir. Performed live at Sheffield's celebrated Crucible Theatre at Doc/Fest 2013. The DVD includes the full archive-based film, plus a recording of the live event.
Special features The Big Melt Performed Live at The Crucible (2013, 73 mins) An Interview with Jarvis Cocker and Martin Wallace (2013, 10 mins) The Big Melt in Rehearsal (2013, 3 mins) Original trailer Fully illustrated booklet with extensive credits and newly commissioned writing by Jarvis Cocker, Martin Wallace and BFI Curator Jan Faull UK | 2013 | colour, and black & white | silent with music score | 71 minutes + extras | DVD9 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Region 0 PAL DVD Review 'A remarkable marriage of music, film and British history.' ***** --The Independent
Running Time: 71 minutes
Region: All Regions
Release Date: 17 Mar. 2014