Theme case study Brighton
This selection includes some key films in the Screen Archive South East collection relating to Brighton. These films include tourist publicity films that promote Brighton as a place to visit, along with amateur films capturing days out at the seaside and important events in the town.
Films in this theme:
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Brighton & Hove Band of Hope Demonstration
A short film showing children marching in a Band of Hope demonstration along Brighton’s seafront. The film has tinted intertitles.
An edited home movie showing playful scenes of the Staley family at the beach in their home town of Bognor Regis and in their garden in the late 1920s. The film includes some camera effects using slow and reverse motion.
Sussex People's Scrapbook 1938
A film illustrating and promoting the activities of the Communist Party in Sussex in 1938. The film includes scenes of demonstrations on Brighton's sea front; the anniversary of the Russian Revolution; and men returning to Brighton, from fighting in the Spanish Civil War. Intertitles are used throughout the film.
[Brighton Swimming Club: Beach Snapshots part 1]
A compilation of films made by Brighton Swimming Club member Roger Dunford, featuring swimming club members, activities and related scenes on Brighton beach from the mid to late 1940s.
A Sussex Symphony
A travelogue which explores the East and West Sussex countryside, following the path of the River Rother, visiting Brighton and Goodwood Racecourse.
[Brighton Swimming Club: Beach Snapshots part 2]
A compilation of black & white and colour films made by Brighton Swimming Club member Roger Dunford, featuring swimming club members, activities and related scenes on Brighton beach and Black Rock from the mid to late 1940s.
[Father Neptune; Beach Snapshots part 3]
|Date||1950 - 1952||ID||9253|
A compilation of films made by Brighton Swimming Club member Roger Dunford, featuring swimming club members, activities and related scenes on Brighton beach from the early 1950s.
The Palace Pier
A portrait of Brighton’s Palace Pier by a local cine enthusiast. The film follows the Brighton and Hove Photographic Club’s trip to the pier.
[Brighton Pictures I]
|Date||[1963 - 1965?]||ID||542|
A compilation of scenes around Brighton in the 1960s, in black and white and colour, mainly focusing on entertainment and the seafront, activities and events including: the West Pier and the Palace Pier, the Dome, Brighton Pavilion and Brighton’s parks and gardens.
[Brighton Pictures II]
The second in a three part series of amateur films recording people and events in Brighton during the 1960s.
A member of Brighton & Hove Cine Club records everyday scenes in Brighton and Hove during the mid 1960s. The film is a compilation of events, people and places.
Brighton and Other Places of Interest
This well-made amateur film extols the sights and activities that Brighton had to offer visitors during the late 1960s. The film, which includes a commentary and music, captures scenes from Brighton, its seafront, parks and gardens.
[Brighton Pictures III]
|Date||[1968 - 1972?]||ID||544|
This is the third in a three part series of amateur films recording people and events in Brighton during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
A film by Joseph Cantor (founder of Mid-Sussex Cine Society in 1967), which offers a look at the landmarks and sights around Brighton, focusing on the seaside and other tourist attractions, accompanied by a nostalgic commentary and music.
An amateur comedy style documentary film showing various aspects of Brighton in the late 1960s. The film takes a humorous look at Brighton's seaside attractions, weaving together images of the town with a loose narrative.
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