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Video: “Snow”– Geoffrey Jones’ 1963 classic short film about men and the weather

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Nominated for an Academy Award in 1965, this short documentary directed by Geoffrey Jones uses percussive, locomotive-inspired music to portray how British Railways workers coped with the ‘Big Freeze’ of 1962-63, one of the UK’s coldest winters on record. Perfectly edited to highlight the contrast between the comforts of train passengers and the labor of workmen, Jones’s film illustrates the heroic efforts necessary to keep civilization moving during a climate crisis.

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One comment on “Video: “Snow”– Geoffrey Jones’ 1963 classic short film about men and the weather

  1. anisioluiz2008
    January 29, 2017

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

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