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the film criticism aspect of cyber | by maryann johanson

watch it: 1927 color footage of London

The closest you and I will ever get to time travel. I’m running around London with my brother Ken this week — he’s visiting from New York, and this is his first time in London — and we’ll be seeing some of these same sites. I’ve been seeing some of these same sites for months now, and it’s amazing how little of it has changed. The people are the most changed: our clothes and gadgets, our bearing and walking speed, and so on.

It’s a shame there’s no sound, but somehow it’s easier to imagine the sound watching this than it would be to imagine the color if it were black-and-white.

By pioneering filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene, via How to Be a Retronaut.

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