December (3 posts)
Thursday 23 December 2010, 16:53
Here are two films for the holiday.
One is a film made by a young David Dimbleby about a group of 500 British ballroom dancers on an ocean cruise in the summer of 1973.
The second film tells the history of how pandas got involved with power politics in the 20th Century - and the strange consequences...
Friday 17 December 2010, 13:47
Bradley Manning, the intelligence analyst who is alleged to have leaked the thousands of state department cables, has often been compared to Daniel Ellsberg who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971.
But I have stumbled on a film in the archives that tells the story of another leaker in America who tried...
Wednesday 8 December 2010, 14:03
Here is a lovely documentary made in 1969 about that year's Christmas office party at a London advertising agency.
I've used shots from it in the past - but I've always loved it as a film - so I thought I would put it up.
It tells the story of the preparations as well as the party - and it beautifully...