DVD: Shooting The Past
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Starring Lindsay Duncan, Timothy Spall, Liam Cunningham, Billie Whitelaw, Emilia Fox, A.J. Barker and Blake Ritson.
• A review from the Internet Movie Data Base (www.imdb.com):
"An undervalued masterpiece of British television drama. Poliakoff's greatest achievement (so far) works perfectly as a thought-provoking and intensely satisfying meditation on the price of progress. The hard-headed, unscrupulous world of big business is set in stark contrast to the quintessentially English, eccentric and old-fashioned central characters battling against the odds to preserve the collection [of photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries.] With sublime casting, atmospheric use of lighting and a haunting, beautiful soundtrack, the production values are magnificen. However, the real stars of the show are the photographs from the collection itself – used to relay fascinating, quirky and heart-rending stories from history that would have otherwise been forgotten. The way these stories unfurl are spell-bindingly atmospheric and paced to perfection."
This film was originally aired on BBC Television in the U.K. over a two week period in January 1999. It has never been shown theatrically or aired on any television broadcast or cable network in the United States. It was unavailable on VHS or DVD until December 2006.
SPECIAL FEATURES include:
• Commentary by writer & director Stephen Poliakoff, composer Adrian Johnston and production designer J.P. Kelly
• Interviews with Stephen Poliakoff and cast.
• Photo montage.