Memoirs of a Self-Confessed Surrealist

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Arts Documentary published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC Arena series in 1978 - English narration

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Recently repeated as a tribute to George Melly, a classic Arena documentary, made in 1978.

George Melly takes a wayward day trip to the the Hayward Gallery and a major show of pictures from the days of Dada and Surrealism. His indirect journey, inspired by the Surrealist dérive, takes him through rooms, streets, a strange café, with brief curious encounters on the way. Among them, the last of the surrealists in England (Eileen Agar, Conroy Maddox, Robert Melville and Roland Penrose), punk rock band The Stranglers, and an elephant. Melly intersperses the journey with memories of Salvador Dalí, René Magritte and E.L.T. Mesens, talking about the influence of Dada and Surrealism on his early life.

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Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1959 kbps
Video Resolution: 704x528
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1
Audio Codec: MP3
Audio BitRate: 119 kbps
Audio Streams: 1
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 24:48.000 (37200 Frames)
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 389,116,216 Bytes
Subtitles: NO - TV CAP
Capped by: Adam Cook
Released by: Dentje

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