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Films By David Thompson

Bridget Riley (David Thompson, 1979)
The film traces the work of the artist Bridget Riley as she organizes a painting in her studio, structuring simple elements which will release complex effects in response to the physical act of looki… Read more

Ennio Morricone (David Thompson, 1996)
Morricone began composing at the age of six and his professional career began in Italy's fledgling pop industry as an arranger where he quickly gained a reputation for his idio­syncratic utilisat… Read more

Francis Bacon Paintings, 1944-1962 (David Thompson, 1963)
Francis Bacon's paintings have realised a vision of the human condiiion both in its violence and its grandeur. This film attempts not so much to interpret that vision as to approach its meaning throu… Read more

Monet in London (David Thompson, 1974)
During the winter months of 1899 and 1901, Claude Monet painted views of Charing Cross Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. He returned to France with about a hundred canvasses, and … Read more

The Rainbow Verdict (David Thompson, 1971)
The world's first adhesive postage stamp was printed in black, but very soon coloured stamps were introduced. The film shows the complex factors determining the colours used in various issues. ... Read more

Turner (David Thompson, 1966)
A selection of the painter's works, shown entire and studied in detail, and accompanied on the sound track by recollections of his contemporaries. ... Read more

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