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Factory Chimney Fire

A veritable Victorian Towering Inferno.

Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins

Overview

Light - then stand well back! From its earliest days, film has hungered for spectacle. The scheduled destruction of tall structures provided filmmakers with just such an opportunity. It was briefly a genre unto itself and an early example of the 'film of the event', the coordination of both event and film often being pre-planned. This is a suitably incendiary instance.