Shooting The Past

Shooting The Past A series of three hour long linked plays for BBC plus two shorter playsOswald and Marilyn played by Timothy Spall and Lindsay Duncan are the custodians of the collection of million black and whi

  • Title: Shooting The Past
  • Author: Stephen Poliakoff
  • ISBN: 9780413731401
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • A series of three hour long linked plays for BBC2 plus two shorter playsOswald and Marilyn, played by Timothy Spall and Lindsay Duncan, are the custodians of the collection of 10 million black and white photographs housed in a beautiful period building on the edge of London Their peaceful old fashioned existence is threatened when some Americans buy the property to turn iA series of three hour long linked plays for BBC2 plus two shorter playsOswald and Marilyn, played by Timothy Spall and Lindsay Duncan, are the custodians of the collection of 10 million black and white photographs housed in a beautiful period building on the edge of London Their peaceful old fashioned existence is threatened when some Americans buy the property to turn it into a business school They have to use their resources and ingenuity to fight the forces of the modern world and as they do so their battle uncovers a mystery from the past, hidden away amongst the photos which has a dramatic effect on the lives of all those involved A meditation on the nature of photographic images, a celebration of old world English eccentricity at threat in a world of high technology glossiness, and a reminder that nothing in our heritage is sacred Sunday Times

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    1. On discovering it was written as a play, in three Acts, I asked myself - should I bother? I'm so glad I did because it wasn't long before it started reading just like a novel. Excitement builds early and by Act Three I was in a reading frenzy, couldn't put it down, just had to know where all the trails ended. Stephen Poliakoff tells the story of a vast collection of photographs, millions of them, containing images of everything from the bizarre, curious, ordinary, exceptional, beautiful and shoc [...]

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