Martin Scorsese on world's first colour film discovery


Film director Martin Scorsese talks about the importance of the discovery of the world's first colour moving pictures in Bradford.

The moving images were made by Edward Raymond Turner from London who shot them in 1902.

Scorsese has described the film discovery by the English pioneer as "something very unique and very, very special".

The footage shows colour images of a girl on a swing, a young family, marching soldiers, a macaw and a goldfish.

With the help of modern technology, the National Media Museum in Bradford has been able to show the images to the public for the first time.

The Race for Colour is broadcast on Monday, 17 September 2012, on BBC One South East and Yorkshire, at 19:30 BST and nationwide for seven days thereafter on the iPlayer.

Note: Film archive is courtesy of the Bradford National Media Museum and The Science Museum.

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