Categories / Design and Interiors

Cult clip: Design For Today (1965)

We actually featured the DVD last year, but I've just noticed a clip from the BFI's Design For Today package on YouTube, so here it is.

A quirky little film without words that highlights industrial design of the day – that day being a day in 1965, as you might have guessed from the title. Oh yes, it was also the work of future Chariots of Fire director Hugh Hudson.

Check it out below and check out the other BFI clips, some fascinating material online in their channel.


Categories / Film and TV

Audrey Hepburn season at the BFI Southbank

Audrey hepburn season

One of film's most famous stars, Audrey Hepburn, is being celebrated with her own season at the BFI Southbank, London.

From the 12 Jan until 3 February, they will be showing ten of her films, including Charade, Funny Face, My Fair Lady, Paris When It Sizzles and, of course, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Plenty of style and cinematic inspiration there to see you through the rest of the month. 

Find out more online


Categories / Film and TV

COI Collection Vol 4: Stop! Look! Listen! – classic public information films


The BFI has been releasing volumes of archive footage from the Central Office of Information (COI), previously taking in the military, the police and classic design films (which we featured here). Now it's the turn of the public information film in COI Collection Vol 4: Stop! Look! Listen!

Released on 15th November, the DVD includes Mind How You Go (1973), with green cross code advice courtesy of Valerie Singleton; Drive Carefully Darling (1975), starring Frank Bough and a cast of ‘numskulls’; Apaches (1977), massacre on the farm from John MacKenzie, director of The Long Good Friday; Betcher! (1971), in which a young Keith Chegwin takes on a cycling challenge; Never Go With Strangers (1971), sinister stranger danger advice for children and Twenty Times More Likely (1979), where Gillian Taylforth’s first love ends tragically. You'll also find people like Michael Palin, John Challis, Colin Baker, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Dick Emery and Reg Varney in there too.
This 2-disc set is accompanied by an illustrated booklet containing an introductory essay and comprehensive film notes and is available to pre-order now, priced at £11.99. See over the page for a full breakdown on content.

Find out more about the DVD at the Amazon website

Via Cinedelica

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