Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Living life with colour

Torquay has really changed very little over the years. From the very first Victorian holidaymakers who coined the phrase English Riviera, to the modern sun, sand and sea-seekers of today, the traditional attractions still hold true.
But don't take our word for it, check out this vintage footage from the 1920s, when times were simpler and the devastation of the second world war was still years away.
According to the notes on YouTube, this extract comes from Claude Friese-Greene's 'The Open Road' - originally filmed in 1925/6 and now re-edited and digitally restored by the BFI National Archive. Britain seen in colour for the first time was heralded as a great technical advance for the cinema audience - now we can view a much improved image, but one which still stays true to the principles of the colour process.
We hope you enjoy it.

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