look at life transport
one of the best DVD's I have purchased on this subject. It takes me back to my childhood lots of lovely memories
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Look at Life Vol 1
This is an excellent set of DVDs in so much as it depicts the 1960s so well. It reminded me of when I used to show them when working at the local cinema. I much preferred this series to the Pathe Pictorials. Vol 1 covers all aspects of transport in such a lovely, nostalgic way from train, air, sea and canal and the quality is out of this world. I highly reccomend this series and look forward to enthusistically to the next set.
Look at Life - As it Was.
This DVD set takes me right back to the early sixties - not so much the flower power and free love - more to the exciting new things that were happening to the world which I grew up in. The DVD's are almost a catalogue of achievements against all odds, and without the need for 'elf and safety. Comparing machines and transport in the sixties with vehicles today, I have a chuckle at the advances. My old Bedford CA van occasionally made it up to 50 miles an hour with a good following wind. My present car will touch 150 m.p.h. The only trouble is that the present day roads were started in the 60's and seen as highways for the future. They were great for our old jalopies - we no longer got stuck behind 30 m.p.h. 10-ton trucks on winding roads, and we could drive from Oxford to Minehead in less than two days, but planners did not take into account the possibility that car numbers would increase or vehicles would get better. Look at Life shows a bygone age where something new seemed to happen every week. People seemed to be happier. No one complained that life was 'boring'. If something needed to be done then someone invented something to do it. It was also the age when policemen called you 'sir' and didn't dress up in stormtrooper uniforms, and children were treated as children rather than 'little adults' and (mostly) responded to discipline. The Queen was unquestionably head of state with a Royal train, Royal yacht, the Queen's flight to fly the flag wherever she went. And prime ministers were generally not too big for their boots. If you are a baby-boomer from the forties then this series will make you smile.Read full review
Look at Life films Vol.1 Transport DVD
Having watched several of these excellent short documentary films at the odeon cinema when I was a teenager, I always wanted to see them again, they were so well made. I have the Civil and Military Aviation films already released, but always hoped more would be released. This set does not disappoint, the films being digitally restored being originally made between 1959-69. There are no less than 54 short (about 10-15 minutes each)films on 4 DVDs covering all forms of transport - aviation, ships,cars, buses, hovercraft, canal boats, motor bikes and scooters -a wonderful compilation of snapshots of life in the '50s and 60s all in colour and narrated by famous names such as Tim Turner, Raymond Baxter and Eamon Andrews. I just hope sales encourage more of these films to be released as there were 500 made by the Rank Organisation.Read full review