Distant Voices, Still Lives Paperback
by Paul Farley
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
- Pages: 96 pages, 96 p.
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/06/2006
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9781844571390