Of Time and the City (2008)

Terence Davies’ filmic, music-filled homage to Liverpool, the city he grew up in.

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Film details

  • Director

    Terence Davies

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2008

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Introduction

Deftly assembling judiciously chosen archive footage, Davies looks back – in anger, sometimes, but also with amusement and affection – at the Liverpool he grew up in, comparing it with the city of today. Peppering his own comments (many of them wickedly witty) with a range of literary quotations, he also makes brilliantly apposite use of music from Mahler to Peggy Lee, Shostakovich to The Hollies.

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