Wednesday, December 07, 2005

St Etienne's Hymns to London - Revisited

Those St Etienne people seem to be obsessed with London and tonight they show another fruit of their obsession at the Barbican Centre: What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day? (UK 2005 Dir. Paul Kelly 45 min.). The film is set in the 'vast mysterious pylon-covered wasteland that is the Lower Lea Valley, East London, on the eve of the Olympic redevelopment'. Through the eyes of a paperboy on his first day at work, the band and film crew race against time to document buildings, landmarks and people before they disappear to make way for stadiums, spacious plazas and Olympic villages.

I can't decide whether that sounds interesting or not, actually, but I decided to tell the world about it anyway, just in case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Went to Barbican and saw it. Really very very bad. Dissapointed that something so hyped in the press could be so poor, did any of the journalists who raved about it actually see it? It tried to be somewhere between Peter Hall's "Ackenfield" and Ridley Scott's "Boy and Bycycle" and fails miserably.