152 (Repost): Border Weave
NOV 14, 2021
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Even super-heroes sometimes need a little break ... This week we are reposting our discussion from about a year ago of John Lewis Curthoys' 1941 film ‘Border Weave’, produced by the British Council about the production of woollen textiles in the Scottish Borders, but also about empire, national identity and tradition versus modernity. See links below.

Merel on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/mereltreasures

MoMu Antwerp: https://www.momu.be/en/

British Council Film Archive: https://film.britishcouncil.org/resources/film-archive

John Lewis Curthoys (director), Border Weave (1941): https://film.britishcouncil.org/resources/film-archive/border-weave

John Lewis Curthoys and George Wynn (directors), Their Great Adventure (1948): http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web/Details/ChoiceFilmWorks/150057853

George Wynn: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0943964/

Jack Cardiff: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002153/bio

Joseph Todd Gordon Macleod: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/joseph-gordon-macleod

London Cloth Company: http://www.londoncloth.com/

David Parkinson, ‘Where to begin with Humphrey Jennings’, BFI (19 August 2019): https://www2.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/where-begin-humphrey-jennings