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Light Years: The Film Diaries of Tim Cawkwell (1968-87 / 2015-18) (DVD)

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Directed by Tim Cawkwell

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Light Years: The Film Diaries of Tim Cawkwell (1968-87 / 2015-18) brings together a series of short films, personal and experimental, to make a single diary film. It is derived from the 8mm films Tim Cawkwell made between 1968 and 1987.

Tim Cawkwell (1948) is a British artists, filmmaker, publisher and photographer who lives and works in Norwich.

This DVD Contains:

  • 1. Overture: 6 mins 15 secs • Beethoven piano sonata op. 2 no. 1 / Saint-Saëns piano concerto no. 2 / otherwise silent
  • Part 1: Starting Out
  • 2. Oxford Beginnings (1968-9): 10’ 14” • voice-over / Bernard Herrmann’s music for Psycho / Lizst ‘Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este’
  • 3. Love Reverie (1969): 5’ 48” • sitar music decelerated
  • 4. Tintern Abbey & Wales (1970): 4’ 26” • voice-over
  • 5. Window Reverie (1969): 3’ 45” • eight bells
  • 6. Oxford Endings (1970): 10’ 09” • sections: buildings / dreaming / moonshot / all I really want / crazed • voice-over / Humperdinck prelude from Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ for four hands / Giovanni Fusco music for Cronaca di un amore / Beethoven piano sonata op. 31 no. 1
  • Part 2: Middle Passage
  • 7. Winterwaterdaze (1970): 4’ 30” • silent
  • 8. Turn Turn Turn (1970-1): 11’ 01” • sections: Brighton beach / Hyde Park summer • Beethoven rondino WoO 25 / Schubert piano sonata D840
  • 9. Kew Glasshouse 1 & 2 (1971): 3’ 43” • voice-over / Shostakovich piano prelude no. 1 op. 87 decelerated
  • 10. Scotland (1971): 5’ 23” • voice-over / Mahler ‘Song of the Earth’
  • 11. Writing with Light (1971-2): 4’ 33” • voice-over
  • 12. What Should I Do? (1971): 2’ 41” • voice-over
  • 13. Abergwesyn & Beyond (1972): 8’ 12” • voice-over / Mozart piano concerto no. 21
  • 14. Crete (1972): 10’ 47” • voice-over / travelogue music from iMovie / Shostakovich piano prelude no. 1 op. 87
  • 15. Night Traces 1 & 2 & 3 (1973): 10’ 05” • voice-over / sci-fi sweep from iMovie / Paul Sawtell music for Raw Deal / Terry Riley ‘In C’
  • 16. Drifting (1972-3): 10’ 10” • voice-over / sitar music decelerated
  • 17. Siena . . . (1974): 8’ 11” • voice-over
  • 18. . . & the Hill-Towns (1974): 9’ 21” • sections: Arezzo / Pienza / San Gimignano / . . . and hills • voice-over / Domenico Scarlatti sonata K12
  • Part 3: Coming to Rest
  • 19. Winter Quartet (1974-5): 11’13” • sections: allegro / staccato / sostenuto / maestoso • voice-over / bird sound / drone dark suspense from iMovie / bell / Monteverdi ‘Gloria’ from Vespers of 1610
  • 20. Sweet Essex (1975): 8’ 11” • voice-over
  • 21. A Song of Innocence (1976-82): 12’ 32” • voice-over / Ravel ‘Jeux d’eau’ and ‘Barque sur l’océan’ / ‘I’m forever blowing bubbles’ / Malcolm Arnold ‘Three Sea Shanties’ for wind quintet / Bach violin partita no. 2 gigue
  • 22. In Praise of Trees (1976-80): 6’ 37” • voice-over / Alessandro Marcello oboe concerto in D minor / Andrew Marvell’s poem ‘The Garden’
  • 23. Landscape Painting (1976-81): 13’ 17” • sections: Stourhead, Wiltshire / Lancashire fells / Lytham beach, Lancashire / Morvern, Scotland / Sound of Mull, Scotland / Grizedale Tarn, Lake District / Mynydd Preseli, Pembrokeshire 1 & 2 & 3 • voice-over / Britten ‘Sea Interlude’ / Birtwistle ‘Earth Dances’
  • 24. Finding (1984): 5’ 30” • voice-over / Mozart larghetto from clarinet quintet K581
  • 25. Norfolk Endings 1 & 2 (1987): 5’ 12” • voice-over / Beethoven piano sonata no. 32

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SKU 10133737
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2018
Director Cawkwell, Tim
Format DVD
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Running time 193 min
DVD region 0
Certificate Exempt
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