Friday, 4 December 2015

Britain's first "talkie" was social SF

High Treason was released in 1929 in both silent and talkie versions, and the sound edit was thought lost until recently. Set in 1940, then eleven years in the future, it predicted aerial bombardment of cities and... not much else, by the sounds of it. I presume the rather unlikely global political blocs were created to make a point. Ever done a purposely allegorical setting?

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