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Distant Voices, Still Lives: BFI Film Classics

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Paul Farley's study of Terence Davies's poetic memoir is both a personal response and an exploration of its unique style.

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Set in a world before Elvis, in a Liverpool before the Beatles, Terence Davies's film Distant Voices, Still Lives is an elegiac and intensely autobiographical meditation on a post-war working-class childhood. Paul Farley's study of the film is both a personal response, as a Liverpudlian and as a poet, and an exploration of Davies's unique visual style, blending the spaces – the short halls, stairways, coal cellars and meter cupboards of northern England – and sounds – the BBC shipping forecast, a pub sing-a-long, the strains of Vaughan Williams and Britten – of memory.

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SKU 9781844571390
Author(s) Paul Farley
Subtitle Paul Farley's study of Terence Davies's poetic memoir is both a personal response and an exploration of its unique style.
Publisher(s) BFI Publishing
Format Paperback
Original publication date 01/06/2006
Number of pages 96
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