Introducing London Symphony.

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Friend of Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second Alex Barrett is crowd funding his latest film.

An ambitious silent film in the tradition of the city symphony (such as Berlin: Symphony Of A Metropolis) Barrett and his team aim to chart the landscape of London on film in a manner quite like no other that has been attempted in the contemporary cinema. In fact, no city symphony that told the story of London was ever made even in the silent era. As is often the case with these kind of things, Kevin Brownlow puts it best.

“In the early days of the cinema, there were several great City Symphonies — for Berlin, Paris, Rotterdam, but never for London. Alex Barrett is going to put that right, and his plans suggest a remarkable picture.

A to more information can be found at the film’s Kickstarter page, which can be found here.

I’ve invited Alex to use Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second as a regular platform for the continued discussion of the process of making his film, so keep an eye out for journal entries over the coming months.

Here are a couple of images from the film.

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