Frozen music

United Kingdom, 1983

Film
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This film is an examination of the thoughts and aspirations of the Victorian ruling class mentality as revealed through the Albert Memorial, a monument of pure signification. The soundtrack, composed by Michael Nyman, consists of a montage of voices, and is composed of Victorian quotations and modern analyses, together with the bemused speculation of a couple of American tourists.

Credits

producer/director

Michael Eaton

Duration

00:22:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34131

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculpture, British

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Class consciousness

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social classes

Experimental

History → Great Britain - History

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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