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Peter Whitehead’s Tales of Two Cities

London and New York in the 1960s

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• EXCLUSIVE HARDBACK BOOK
• SIX-DISC BLU-RAY SET
• EXTENSIVE CONTENT FROM THE WHITEHEAD ARCHIVE
• TIME-LIMITED PRICE: ONLY £52 UNTIL 6 JANUARY, £60 THEREAFTER!

Arguably Britain's most provocative and idiosyncratic filmmaker, Peter Whitehead's pioneering and intensely creative body of work has shocked, entertained and infuriated audiences in equal measure over the last fifty years. His films are both of their time and intensely relevant to the present day, with their focus on celebrity, music, counterculturalism and political unrest still chiming strongly with a modern audience. A fiercely personal documentarian, he created two films which, more than any others, captured the zeitgeist of both Britain and America as they convulsed in the throes of two very different cultural revolutions during the late 1960s. This six-disc set contains brand-new High Definition remasters of both Tonite Let's Make Love in London and The Fall, along with a wealth of special features for both films sourced from the Whitehead archive.

TONITE LET'S ALL MAKE LOVE IN LONDON

This celebrated documentary probes both the myth and the reality of "Swinging London" – presenting an intimate, impressionistic collage of rare concert and studio performances, interviews with key figures from the worlds of music, art and cinema, and images of Sixties counterculture.

John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Vanessa Redgrave, Lee Marvin, Julie Christie, Allen Ginsberg, Edna O'Brien, David Hockney and Michael Caine are among those captured on film and in sound; bookended by a performance of Pink Floyd's Interstellar Overdrive, the soundtrack features songs by the Rolling Stones and Eric Burdon. Made when many young people saw politicised hedonism as the logical response to global uncertainty, Whitehead's "Pop Concerto for Film" taps into both the confidence and the confusion of an iconic moment in time.

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
• Complete interviews with Michael Caine, David Hockney, Julie Christie, Lee Marvin and Vanessa Redgrave
• Previously unseen interviews with Peter Blake and Jan Howarth, Roy Lichtenstein and Sidney Lumet
• Previously unseen footage of London in 1966/7, the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream and Pink Floyd in the recording studio

THE FALL

A highly personal film, considered by Whitehead to be his most significant work, The Fall chronicles the turbulent, world-changing events that took place in America between the autumn of 1967 and the summer of 1968. Exploring the transition from the optimism of 'flower power' to a darker – more violent – mood, it both fictionalises and questions Whitehead's own role as a documentary filmmaker.

Capturing key events of the period – from anti-war protests at the Pentagon and Columbia University to the assassination of Robert Kennedy – the film also features writers Arthur Miller and Paul Auster, civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael, artist Robert Rauschenberg and actress Julie Bovasso, among others; the soundtrack features original music by The Nice and soul singer PP Arnold.

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
• Complete interviews with Mayor Lindsay, Bobby Kennedy, Gloria Steinem, Robert Rauschenberg, Allen Ginsberg and Cassius Clay
• Poetry reading with Arthur Miller, Anais Nin, Tom Wolfe and others
• Previously unseen footage of the Columbia University demonstration and occupation

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Reference
7958310
Year
1967/1969
Director
Peter Whitehead
Actor
Alberta Tiburzi, Stokely Carmichael, Allen Ginsberg, Julie Christie, David Hockney, Michael Caine, Mick Jagger, Lee Marvin, Sharon Tate
Media
Film
Format
Blu-ray
Label
The British Film
Genre
Documentary
Barcode
5027626831042
Classification
15
Number of Discs
6
Picture
1080i HD 1.33:1
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
English
Region
ABC
Time
183 mins + special features

Reference
7958310
Year
1967/1969
Director
Peter Whitehead
Actor
Alberta Tiburzi, Stokely Carmichael, Allen Ginsberg, Julie Christie, David Hockney, Michael Caine, Mick Jagger, Lee Marvin, Sharon Tate
Media
Film
Format
Blu-ray
Label
The British Film
Genre
Documentary
Barcode
5027626831042
Classification
15
Number of Discs
6
Picture
1080i HD 1.33:1
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
English
Region
ABC
Time
183 mins + special features