Victorians in pictures: British Film Institute digitises archive of over 500 early silent films (The Art Newspaper)

The Art Newspaper: Victorians in pictures: British Film Institute digitises archive of over 500 early silent films. “The BFI is releasing its entire archive dating from 1895 to 1901, the year of Victoria’s death, comprising more than 500 films, on its subscription streaming service BFI Player. Some are seconds long, others are mini-epics of slapstick comedy, special effects, chase sequences, travel films and newsreels, including scenes from the Boer War that were returned to England, processed and screened almost as quickly as the newspapers could report it.”