London Symphony        
A Brand New City Symphony about the Culture and Diversity of London

London Symphony is influenced by the work of the Soviet Montage Theorists, thus placing it within the long lineage of Soviet-influenced experimental British documentary filmmaking which began with John Grierson and the EMB and GPO Film Units. Specific influences include: Man with a Movie Camera (1929, dir: Dziga Vertov), Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927, dir: Walter Ruttmann), Rain (1929, dir: Joris Ivens), Drifters (1929, dir: John Grierson), Night Mail (1936, dir: Harry Watt and Basil Wright), Koyaanisqatsi (1983, dir: Godfrey Reggio), the photography of Alexander Rodchenko, the films and theories of Sergei Eisenstein and Vsevolod Pudovkin, and the music of Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten.

London Symphony is meant neither as a pastiche nor a parody, but rather as a modern take on a particular aspect of silent cinema.

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