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Of Time and the City

Country: UK

Genre: Documentary



In this gently melancholic visual love poem to his native city, filmmaker Terence Davies recalls his life growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s and 1960s, using newsreel and documentary footage supplemented by Davies' own lyrical narration. This critically acclaimed collage film contains much footage of (unidentified) Liverpudlian lads, showing how English boys looked and dressed in the mid-20th century.


  • Further information on this and other films by Terence Davies can be found at the official Terence Davies website - link below.

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  • Terence Davies
    (Himself - Narrator, voice only, uncredited)

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A gorgeous elegy, mixing bitter criticism (particularly of the Church, but also of more modern trends) and warm nostalgia, a meditation on the corrosive nature of time that has something of the mood of T. S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets' (quoted in the film). Utterly unique. A work of genius.

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