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|Directed by||Lindsay Anderson|
The documentary was made in 1953 by Anderson and his camerman/assistant, John Fletcher, using a single 16mm camera and an audiotape recorder. The film was shelved until 1956 when Anderson included it as part of the first Free Cinema programme.
Gavin Lambert, a key supporter of the Free Cinema movement, said of the film "Everything is ugly... It is almost too much. The nightmare is redeemed by the point of view, which, for all the unsparing candid camerawork and the harsh, inelegant photography, is emphatically humane. Pity, sadness, even poetry is infused into this drearily tawdry, aimlessly hungry world."
- À propos de Nice - a 1930 French short made by Jean Vigo, who Anderson greatly admired.
- Listen to Britain - a 1942 short co-directed by Humphrey Jennings, another of Anderson's heroes, made in an impressionistic style.
- Pizzichini, Lilian (2007-03-27). "How well does film explore Britishness? Lilian Pizzichini goes to the British Film Institutes Mediatheque". socialaffairsunit.org.
- O Dreamland film (12m 27s) - Watch it on Dailymotion
- O Dreamland 16mm print - bfi.org.uk
- O Dreamland at the Internet Movie Database
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