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Tales From The Shipyard (DVD)
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TALES FROM THE SHIPYARD: Britain s shipbuilding heritage on film2-DISC SETFrom scenes of jubilant workers celebrating spectacular launches in the early 1900s, to King George V and Queen Mary's morale-boosting trip to Northern England's shipyards in the tail end of the Great War; from Sean Connery's perspective on Glasgow's industrial relations in The Bowler and the Bunnet (1967) - which he also directed - to lyrical documentaries in celebration of industrial might such as Shipyard (Paul Rotha, 1935) and the Oscar-winning Seawards the Great Ships (Hilary Harris, 1960), this collection celebrates Britain s shipbuilding heritage through celebrated documentaries, lesser-known cinematic gems, and emotive actuality films.The early silent films on this set feature newly-commissioned, semi-improvised piano scores by the celebrated silent film pianist, Stephen Horne. This DVD is the second of the BFI s series celebrating Britain s industrial heritage, launched with Portrait of a Miner: National Coal Board Collection Volume 1.Extra Features: New piano scores by Stephen Horne for the silent filmsInterview with Sean Connery (1967, 10 mins extract): Sean Connery discusses his views on labour relations, after making The Bowler and the BunnetFully illustrated booklet with new essays and notes on all of the films, with contributions from BFI curators, Sir Sean Connery, and others

Running Time: 500 minutes
Region: Region 2

Release Date: 14 Feb. 2011

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