Caught by the River


30th November 2010

Definitely a day for watching this gem of a film by Geoffrey Jones. Shot and edited with great style and imagination back in 1963, ‘Snow’ was produced as a propaganda clip for British Railways – check the hint of ‘V’ flicking in the direction of the stranded motorists – and it comes with an amazing soundtrack, an inspired vari-speed re-arrangement of Sandy Nelson’s instrumental hit ‘Teen Beat’, that sounds like a Joe Meek attempt at proto industrial music.

‘Snow’ is available on a BFI DVD entitled ‘The Rhythm of Film’, along with other shorts made by Geoffrey Jones for British Transport Films and Shell Oil. Highly recommended.
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