Tag: footage

Call Yourself a Film Buff?

Posted by Published on March 23, 2017

Welcome to Buff Films, a fascinating private collection from renowned filmmaker John Edwards. Covering the history of flight, NATO promo films from the 70s and 80s, and historical documentary and newsreel footage throughout the 20th century, this rich and exclusive collection is fully available through Bridgeman Footage. First flights Charting the progression of aircraft technology from the very beginning, Buff Films is home to a…

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Animals that Changed History

Posted by Published on March 6, 2017

As Footage Manager I get to watch and catalogue all manner of unusual and varied historical footage, making me well placed to find the right pieces of footage for the right projects. One of our recent (and less specific) requests had me looking for footage of “animals that changed history”. I’ll admit that I rolled my eyes at first, expecting to find one tenuously relevant…

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Women’s Roles during World War I

Posted by Published on February 24, 2017

To commemorate the part women played in the ‘Great War’, we bring you images and footage from the Bridgeman archive. Women at their workplaces Before the outbreak of WWI, the role of women mainly involved looking after their households and fulfilling domestic chores. With their husbands leaving for the front, many new job opportunities arose. Women started to work as military caregivers, nurses or took…

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The Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently called for more films on Russian history and says he would like to play Lenin or Rasputin. In the run up to the centenary of the Russian Revolution we quite agree and thought it might be useful for researchers to highlight archive footage of the politics, people and major events in Russia from the last century. Russian history…

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The Battle of the Somme is, rightly so, best remembered for the stupefying number of casualties that were inflicted on both sides between July 1st and November 18th 1916. Estimates vary greatly but some historians suggest the number of killed and wounded exceded 1 million. It was remarkable even in the context of World War 1. The British public at the time was not unaccustomed…

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Dreaming of an austerity Christmas?

Posted by Published on November 30, 2016

Banish Bleak Houses and turn your thoughts to times past with 10 thrifty ways to have festive fun this Christmas. 1. Make your own mince pies The kitchen was a beehive of activity in the Victorian family home. The mass production of kitchen tools such as pastry cutters and biscuit tins during this century reflect the Victorian taste for baking. We know it’s easy to…

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The Art of Independence Day

Posted by Published on July 24, 2016

Celebrate the history of Fourth of July with over two centuries of all-American art. Summertime is upon us, and no festivities epitomizes the season better than that of Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Since the early 20th century, artists have been inspired by the heat and spirit of this patriotic holiday. Vintage posters from the 1800-1900s were heavily stylized in red, white and blue…

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Lost In Motion

Posted by Published on June 1, 2016

We are proud to introduce the utterly mesmerising Richard Balzer Collection, a warped world of animated 19th century phenakistoscopes, thaumatropes and zoetropes, available as gifs and video files exclusively from Bridgeman Footage.   There is no decisive point at which the concept of the moving image first came to light. It is an ancient human obsession – even in the Ice Age, people were entertained…

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Queen Elizabeth on Camera

Posted by Published on May 27, 2016

On 4th June 2016, the nation will be celebrating the Queen’s birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. This year will be a particularly special occasion as it is the Queen’s 90th – she is the longest lived British sovereign in history. Commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s extraordinary life with footage from the Bridgeman archive: The Royal family with Churchill on VE Day in 1945: Churchill at Buckingham…

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First, a bit of history: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is a follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel and the second installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. The movie is the first live-action film to feature both Batman…

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