REVIEW: LONDON THE MODERN BABYLON
LONDON: THE MODERN BABYLON is legendary director Julien Temple’s (Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten) epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and, above all, ordinary people, this is the story of London’s immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city
Reaching back to the dawn of film in London at the start of the 20th century, the story unfolds through archival film and TV clips, photos and voices of Londoners past and present, powered by the flow of popular music across the century—a stream of urban consciousness, like the river which flows through its heart. It ends in present day, as London prepares to welcome the world to the 2012
On July 16, LONDON: THE MODERN BABYLON releases on DVD and digital download following its U.S. theatrical premiere at the Docurama Film Series in June 2013. The film was nominated for the Best Documentary Award at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards and the European Film
The film features the voices of Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films), Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter series), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Keith Allen (Trainspotting), Steve Jones (Goodfellas) and Julien Temple.
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Conversation with Julien Temple