Shooting the Past (1999)
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Winner of the Prix Italia. Written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff. Starring Lindsay Duncan, Timothy Spall, Liam Cunningham, Billie Whitelaw, Emilia Fox, Arj Baker and Blake Ritson.
As the representative of a US corporation, Christopher Anderson is developing a country house on the outskirts of London into a business school for the 21st century, which would be fine if it were not the home of a unique photographic collection, cared for by a small but determined staff.
"A mediatation on the nature of photographic images, a celebration of old-world English eccentricity at threat in a world of high-tech glossiness and a reminder that nothing in our heritage is sacred" -- Sunday Times
" his TV masterpiece" -- The Independent
" mesmerizing " -- The Guardian
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Finely and subtly directed by British filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff, this quietly paced fictional tale which is narrated by the male protagonist and from multiple viewpoints, draws a multifaceted and intimate portrayal of a somewhat eccentric group of people who after being given just one week to sell their large collection of precious and historic photographs which are about to go to waste, attempts to blackmail a businessman. While notable for its atmospheric interior milieu depictions, sterling production design by Irish production designer John Paul Kelly and costume design by costume designer Susannah Buxton, this dialog-driven, narrative-driven, moving and memorable character piece which is as literary as it is theatrical, depicts some intriguing studies of character and contains a great score by composer Adrian Johnston.
This somewhat romantic, humorous and unraveling story which is set in a kind of foreign world and where photographs tells as much if not more than the dialog and voice-over narration, underlines the significance of maintaining and passing on the stories of people who once lived on this earth and is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, interrelated stories, quick-witted dialog, colorful characters, efficient long takes and wonderful acting performances by Scottish actress Lindsay Duncan, English actor Timothy Spall and Irish actor Liam Cunningham from the great ensemble cast. A brilliantly narrated mystery drama from the late 20th century which gained, among other awards, the RTS Award for Best Drama Series at the Royal Television Society Awards in 1999.