Work of director Simon Smith

Wonderful London in 1924 and 2014

In 1924, Harry B. Parkinson and Frank Miller documented London in a fantastic series of short films, known as "Wonderful London". Over the last few months, I have stood in their foot-steps, recapturing their shots exactly, and have blended the two together creating a window through time.

The music used is Symphony No. 4 by Gustav Mahler
The recording is credited to Steve Jones
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
The composition is now in the public domain, and more information can be found on this great website …,_Gustav)

Wonderful London is available on DVD from the BFI here …

Making this short follows my previous film “London in 1927 and 2013” tracing the footsteps of Claude Friese-Greene. It can be found here …

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Work of director Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Simon Smith's 2011 documentary "Welcome To Romford" was featured as part of Channel 4's First Cut strand, and screened in international festivals.

In 2014 his short "Wonderful London" was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.

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