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Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)


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Size: 3600 x 2488 (2.8MB)

Date: 17th May 2009

Source: British Film Institute

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Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

The British Film Institute (BFI) are UK's lead organisation for film, television and the moving image

Media ID 1533495

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Filming Kids Camera Kennington South London


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from the British Film Institute, we are transported back to 1959 South London, where Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally are seen filming their groundbreaking documentary "We Are The Lambeth Boys". Set in the vibrant neighborhood of Oval, Kennington, this snapshot captures a pivotal moment in British cinema history. The camera lens focuses on Reisz and Lassally as they meticulously capture the raw essence of everyday life. With an air of authenticity, they skillfully navigate through bustling streets and narrow alleyways to bring us closer to the heart of Lambeth. Their dedication to capturing genuine moments is evident in every frame. Surrounding them are a group of spirited children whose energy radiates off the photograph. These young individuals become our guides into their world - a world filled with laughter, mischief, and dreams waiting to be realized. As keys are cut at a nearby shop window behind them, symbolizing both access and opportunity for these youngsters. This image serves as a testament to the power of filmmaking as it documents not only what was happening on screen but also what was unfolding behind-the-scenes. It encapsulates the collaborative efforts required to create such impactful storytelling that resonates even today. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece of cinematic history captured by BFI's lensmen, we cannot help but feel grateful for those who dedicated themselves to immortalize slices of ordinary life. This print stands as a reminder that sometimes it is within seemingly mundane moments that extraordinary stories

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