Posts Tagged ‘2012’

¿Qué será… será? Welcome 2012

December 12th, 2011 1 Comment

From the CCCB we wish you season’s greetings with these two Christmas carols produced by the audiovisuals team.

¿Qué será… será? sings Wax Taylor, whatever will be will be… The only thing we know is that 2012 will be, and for that reason we want to wish you a happy new year with this video-postcard. The piece includes fragments of Things to Come, a film from the year 1936 directed by W.Cameron Menzies with script by H.G.Wells, which considers the doubts and fears of a metropolis under threat.

Toni Curcó (CCCB, 2011) Images:  Things to come (1936) With script by HG Wells, directed by William Cameron Menzies.

A happier version of the holidays is that given to us by some peculiar camera operators wishing us a Merry Christmas from different spots around the planet (material from the Prelinger Archives). The tour of Christmas postcard scenes ends up in a place well known to all of us.

José Antonio Soria (CCCB, 2011) with the collaboration of Marc Desmonds. Images: “Round the World” (1950) by Warner Pathe News. This film belongs to the Prelinger Archives