Thursday, August 08, 2013

Why don't we do it in the Road?

On August 8th, 1969, a very famous photo for a very famous album cover was taken. The following video is a nice little salute to the subject of that photo:

Why don't we do it in the Road? from chris purcell on Vimeo.

A lyrical portrait of one of London’s most peculiar tourist attractions - a humble pedestrian crossing in 
St John’s Wood. But this isn’t any ordinary piece of street furniture, a 10 minute photo session back in the 
summer of 1969 saw to that. A couple of weeks after Neil Armstrong took his giant leap, theBeatles took 
a few short steps across Abbey Road and the rest is history. Roughly timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first recording session at Abbey Road Studios, this quirky short film explores a tiny part of London that is, in the words of narrator Roger McGough, suffused with a sort of magic.'Best Super Short' - NYC Independent Film Festival... 'Best Documentary' - UK Film Festival

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