An archive video collage exploring some of the psychological and mediatized components of the public's relationship with the UK monarchy. It features excerpts from D.W. Winnicott's 1970 essay 'The Place of the Monarchy' (published in HOME IS WHERE WE START FROM: Essays by a Psychoanalyst, compiled and edited by Claire Winnicott, Ray Shepherd and Madeleine Davis [London: Penguin, 1986]).
Although it doesn't mention this, Winnicott's essay was published after the broadcast of the ground-breaking Royal Family documentary in 1969 (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Family_%28documentary%29), which opened up new breaches in what the psychoanalyst was raising about the necessary distance and proximity of the public's relationship with the UK monarchy. You can read more about this video here: filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.com/2012/11/real-and-fictional-monarchies-on-screen.html.
PUBLIC DOMAIN FILM EXCERPTS
PATHE NEWS DIGEST, 1937, No. 3 (Prelinger Archives: archive.org/details/PatheNew1937)
VISIT OF THEIR MAJESTIES, June 1939 (FDR Presidential Library [CC0 1.0 Universal]: archive.org/details/gov.fdr.140)
TODAY -- AND YESTERDAY, Newsreel, 1911 (Prelinger Archives: archive.org/details/0384_Today_--_and_Yesterday_Newsreel_15_00_53_00)
A WELCOME GUEST IN THE HOUSE, ca. 1957 (Prelinger Archives: archive.org/details/WelcomeG1957)
“Self-Reflect” by Jared C. Balogh. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, non-commercial, Share Alike license. Available for Download from: freemusicarchive.org/music/Balogh/A_Compilation_From_Compilations_Of_Compositions/SELF_REFLECT