This rich Kodachrome
film, by Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association, captures a bygone era for the popular seaside town in ice cream colours.
The result of these gatherings is OTH's third album Kodachrome
, a compilation of "10 pictures of love, loss and deep sentiment" - just the big themes of popular music then - recorded at Julie McLarnon's Analogue Catalogue studio on tape.
he said: "Kodachrome
Colour 35mm film became available in Australia just in time for our first visit to the Great Barrier Reef in 1952 and we used it again in 1953."
As I turned the enormous pages, a Kodachrome
slideshow of fuzzy images flipped in my mind.
Recorded on glorious Kodachrome
colour film, it shows shops and market stalls decked out in bunting and flowers for the occasion as crowds throng the High Street.
Some feature the bright yellow of the old film boxes, but the apparel line also features white, red, black and rainbow-colored garments, the latter apparently a nod to the old Kodachrome
color film packaging.
Some of the stand out selections include: the 'Holy Bible' which presents the biblical text in photographic form, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, and Luigi Ghirri's 'Kodachrome
,'and Thomas Demand's 'The Dailies.'
Time has an otherworldly quality here, a stuttering Super 8mm sensation--all fits and starts, punctuated by the wavelike lull of memory and tinged with a Kodachrome
kind of glow.
Based on his performances elsewhere in Europe, this is what the setlist is likely to look like: America 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover The Boy in the Bubble Dazzling Blue That Was Your Mother Rewrite Mother and Child Reunion Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War Can't Run But Bridge Over Troubled Water Wristband Spirit Voices The Obvious Child Questions for the Angels The Cool, Cool River Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes You Can Call Me Al Encore Late in the Evening Still Crazy After All These Years Graceland Encore 2 Homeward Bound Kodachrome
The Boxer American Tune The Sound of Silence
Among the visible details are twinkling water, luxuriant trees, flotation devices, and sky, all objects of summer nostalgia, yellowed into Kodachrome
" -- A music producer, his dying father and a caretaker head for Kansas in a by-the-numbers road trip and relationship drama with Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris and Elizabeth Olsen.
Caption: This page and opposite: Background image converted from a Kodachrome
transparency from a 1970's photoshoot.