Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives

by Paul Farley

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Overview

Set in 'a world before Elvis, in a Liverpool before the Beatles', Terence Davies' film 'Distant Voices, Still Lives' is an elegiac and intensely autobiographical meditation on a post-war working-class childhood. Paul Farley's study of the film is both a personal response, as a Liverpudlian and as a poet, and an exploration of Davies' unique visual style, blending the spaces - the 'short halls, stairways, coal cellars and meter cupboards of northern England' - and sounds - the BBC shipping forecast, a pub sing-a-long, the strains of Vaughan Williams and Britten - of memory.


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ISBN-13: 9781838715342
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 07/25/2019
Series: BFI Film Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

PAUL FARLEY is a poet, broadcaster and lecturer in creative writing at Lancaster University. His first collection of poetry, The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You (1988) won a Forward Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award, and his second, The Ice Age (2002) was awarded the Whitbread Poetry Prize in 2003. He was named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 1999. A new collection of poems will be published in 2006.
PAUL FARLEY is a poet, broadcaster and lecturer in creative writing at Lancaster University. His first collection of poetry, The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You (1988) won a Forward Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award, and his second, The Ice Age (2002) was awarded the Whitbread Poetry Prize in 2003. In 2007 he edited John Clare (Poet to Poet), and in 2009, his book of non-fiction, Edgelands: Journeys into England's Last Wilderness (2010), written with Michael Symmons Roberts, won the 2009 Jerwood Prize for Non-Fiction. His most recent poetry collection is The Dark Film (2012).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Rain
House
Family
Voices
Frames
Poetry
Music
Movies
Afterlives
Notes
Credits

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