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TOTALLY SPELLBINDING!!! 99 STARS
on 27 July 2005
I'm amazed there aren't hundreds of reviews for this totally absorbing DVD. We, or I at least have tended to think of these times in a somewhat two-dimensional frame, chiefly evoked by those stern faced poses photographs of frowning moustachioed men and their anaemic looking spouses staring into the 'light-boxes' Yet here we have this mesmerizing pre-documentary-documentary of real people doing real things! Alas It's 'stars' are all long dead now...even the babies and toddlers have returned to the dust, their world is no more, yet now, so many generations later we can watch them go about there business, spilling out of the factories, shopping, working & playing [the panning shots taken from the trams are utterly superb, even by today's standards!] in a world a thousand worlds away from ours. This is *before* TV & Radio, before WWI and the Titanic. Such innocence captured for all to see. Everybody should see this moving DVD. This is not somebody's biased account of "the way we lived" this is *real* history...the peoples history.