LONDON SYMPHONY      
A Poetic Journey Through the Life of a City



A small selection of the coverage that the project has received so far (links will open in a new window). For all press and media enquiries, please contact Zena Howard on press@londonsymphfilm.com.

Reviews (Various)
FilmJuice - ★★★★★ review by Samuel Love.
Shadows on the Wall - ★★★★★ review by Rich Cline - noted as a "must see".
ithankyou - ★★★★★ review by Paul Joyce.
CineVue - ★★★★ review by Jamie Neish.
CineVue - ★★★★ review by Tom Duggins - noted as "film of the week".
Little White Lies - ★★★★ review by David Jenkins.
One Room With A View - ★★★★ review by Rachel Brook.
Total Film - ★★★★ review by Neil Smith.
Filmuforia - ★★★★ review by Filmuforia.
Electric Ghost - ★★★★ review by David Hughes.
Movies1 - ★★★★ review by Marianne Gray.
Dirty Movies - ★★★★ review by Alasdair Bayman.
Tony's Folio - ★★★★ review by Tony Lee.
The Upcoming - ★★★ review by Anna Harvey.
A seat in the dark - review by Sheila Seacroft.

Little White Lies
A gorgeous new film celebrates life in London - 05/06/2017: Little White Lies shares our trailer and announces our World Premiere.

BFI
Where to begin with city symphonies - 01/09/2017: The BFI offer a guide to where to begin with the city symphony genre, and include a reference to LONDON SYMPHONY.
20 films to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 - 20/06/2017: The BFI picks us out as one of 20 "must-see features" at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

South West Silents
London Symphony (2017) - 09/08/2017: An interview with Alex about the making of the film, and some of the ideas behind it.

Britflicks
Britflicks Talks With The Guys Behind Documentary LONDON SYMPHONY Ahead Of UK Tour - 29/08/2017: An interview with Alex, James and Katharine about the making of the film and its distribution.

Scalarama
City Symphonies - 05/09/2017: Something Alex wrote on the city symphony genre, and its relationship with LONDON SYMPHONY.

Score It Magazine
Writing a Symphony with James McWilliam - 11/10/2017: An interview with James about the music of LONDON SYMPHONY.

Directors Notes
Alex Barrett Crafts a Poetic Ode to the Symphony Films of the Past for the London of the Present - 11/09/2017: An interview with Alex.
Director Alex Barrett on Composing a Modern Day Silent Film Ode to England’s Capital in ‘London Symphony’ - 30/09/2014: An in-depth interview with Alex about the early stages of the project.

Electric Ghost
Cinema & The City / Man With A Digital Camera: An Interview With Alex Barrett, Director of 'London Symphony' - 12/09/2017: An in-depth interview with Alex.

Silents, Please!
London Symphony approaches! - 05/08/2017: A post commenting on the film, and talking about our upcoming release.
British despatch: London Symphony, and BFI-1914 - 18/09/2014: Short, beautifully put together post about the project and our crowdfunding campaign, featuring some exclusive gifs of HUNGERFORD: SYMPHONY OF A LONDON BRIDGE.

Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second
London Symphony Tour Dates. - 08/08/2017: Hope Lies' official announcement of our UK tour dates.
The London Symphony Journals. #8. - 24/05/2017: The eighth of Alex's semi-regular journals for Hope Lies, focusing on the film's world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
London Symphony Trailer And Beyond - 01/06/2017: A short piece announcing our World Premiere and trailer launch.
The London Symphony Journals. #7. - 24/05/2017: The seventh of Alex's semi-regular journals for Hope Lies, focusing on the grade and the plans for our release.
The London Symphony Journals. #6. - 14/05/2016: The sixth of Alex's semi-regular journals for Hope Lies, focusing on the feedback from the test screening.
The London Symphony Journals. #5. - 06/11/2015: The fifth of Alex's semi-regular journals for Hope Lies, focusing on the thought process behind the editing style of the project.
The London Symphony Journals. #4. - 31/08/2015: The fourth of Alex's semi-regular journals for Hope Lies, focusing on the start of postproduction and the shift away from our influences towards our own style.
The London Symphony Journals. #3. - 04/03/2015: The third of Alex's semi-regular journals for Hope Lies, focusing on logging the footage and the early stages of the shoot.
The London Symphony Journals. #2. - 03/12/2014: The second of Alex's semi-regular journals for Hope Lies, focusing on our post-campaign script rewrite and the start of the shoot.
The London Symphony Journals. #1. - 07/10/2014: The first of Alex's semi-regular journals for Hope Lies, focusing on the crowdfunding campaign.
Introducing London Symphony - 17/09/2014: a short piece introducing the project (and announcing our crowdfunding campaign) to the readers of Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second.

Silent London
London Symphony on tour - 08/08/2017: Silent London's official announcement of our UK tour dates.
London Symphony: a new silent film released this September - 18/05/2017: Silent London's official announcement of our UK release plans.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be in a silent movie? - 08/03/2015: Pamela Hutchinson from Silent London talks about her experience of visiting the set and being filmed for the project.
London Symphony: play your part - 17/09/2014: Silent London's official announcement of our crowdfunding campaign.
A modern city symphony for London – and how you could get involved - 07/05/2014: our first piece of press, this short piece helped announce the project to the world.

The Guardian
Commuters, cranes and party crowds: the (very quiet) comeback of silent film - 06/09/2017: A piece from the Guardian about LONDON SYMPHONY and the revival of silent film aesthetics.
The sound of silents: is it time to revive the 'city symphony' film genre? - 26/09/2014: Something Alex wrote about the importance - and the joy - of the city symphony genre.

Footprints of London
London Symphony film première - 05/06/2017: An interview with Alex about some of the intentions behind the project, and his hopes for our release.

Maybe It's Because
London Eyes: Alex Barrett - 15/09/2014: Alex's preproduction images got him featured as photographer of the month at Maybe It's Because.

Nonfics
Alex Barrett Tells Us Why He’s Bringing Back the City Symphony Genre - 18/09/2014: Interview with Alex, in which he talks about the genesis of LONDON SYMPHONY, and the intentions behind it.

Movies Silently
News from the Silent Movie Front: Documenting Rediscovered Films, New Silent Symphony, Dinosaurs and Marcel Perez - 31/05/2017: A news piece announcing our World Premiere and trailer launch.

Mostly Film
London on Film – London Symphony - 16/10/2014: Something Alex wrote about the development of the project.

Giuviv Russian Film Blog
London City Symphony to take Vertov and Rodchenko into Twenty First Century - 21/09/2014: A piece looking at some of LONDON SYMPHONY'S Russian influences.

Doctor Ojiplático Educación sentimental para la niña de tus ojos
London Symphony, de Alex Barrett. Una sinfonía urbana para el siglo XXI - 02/06/2017: A Spanish-language news piece outlining the film's production, its relationship to the original city symphonies, and announcing its upcoming release.





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