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TALES FROM THE SHIPYARD: Britain s shipbuilding heritage on film
From scenes of jubilant workers celebrating spectacular launches in the early 1900s, to King George V and Queen Mary's morale-boosting trip to Northern England's shipyards in the tail end of the Great War; from Sean Connery's perspective on Glasgow's industrial relations in The Bowler and the Bunnet (1967) - which he also directed - to lyrical documentaries in celebration of industrial might such as Shipyard (Paul Rotha, 1935) and the Oscar-winning Seawards the Great Ships (Hilary Harris, 1960), this collection celebrates Britain s shipbuilding heritage through celebrated documentaries, lesser-known cinematic gems, and emotive actuality films.
The early silent films on this set feature newly-commissioned, semi-improvised piano scores by the celebrated silent film pianist, Stephen Horne. This DVD is the second of the BFI s series celebrating Britain s industrial heritage, launched with Portrait of a Miner: National Coal Board Collection Volume 1.Extra Features: