London- The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants and bohemians and how together they changed the city forever. Reaching back to London at the start of the 20th century, the story unfolds through film archive and the voices of Londoners past and present, powered by the popular music from across the century. It ends in 2012, as London prepares to... welcome the world as it hosts the Olympics. Special Features: Audio commentary by director Julien Temple. Interview with Julien Temple. Original trailer. Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays and comprehensive credits. [show more]
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Documentary about the history of London from filmmaker Julien Temple. Beginning in the early 20th century and covering up to the winning bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the film looks at how the city has been changed by its people, including its many immigrants, from musicians and artists to politicians and rebels, and includes input from citizens, both past and present, archive footage of historical events and popular music.