Distant Voices, Still Lives, Paperback / softback Book

Distant Voices, Still Lives Paperback / softback

Part of the BFI Film Classics series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 96 p.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781844571390



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