Welcome, and thanks for dropping by! There are many sites about classic Hollywood, and I’ve run a blog in a small way for the last few years which has mainly concentrated on American films. But there are fewer sites focusing on classic British movies. Recently, as a UK-based film fan, I’ve become increasingly interested in films made here from the 1920s onwards – so I thought I’d start a new blog devoted to the subject. (Before you ask, I do still love old US films and those from other countries too, and yes, I’ll be continuing my other blog ).
Anyway, I’ll be writing short reviews here of some of the classics I see. I’ll also be sharing news about films being shown on TV here in the UK, as well as vintage films being released on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming services, and films returning to the big screen. My aim is to concentrate as far as possible on this blog on films which are actually available to see in the UK in some shape or form, since so much of the classic movie blogosphere is full of discussion of films which are only available on Warner Archive, US TCM, etc.
To start off with, I’d like to ask what people’s favourite British films are? My tastes tend to be geared to literary adaptations, drama and history more than comedy, with my favourites including Brief Encounter, Great Expectations and Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet – but I hope to have fun exploring all genres here.