A feeling for Ealing

Ross launches online guide

Jonathan Ross has launched an online guide to the work of Ealing Studios, featuring footage from its famous comedies.

Classic films such as The Ladykillers and Passport to Pimlico are examined in the British Film Institute project, as well as the dramas and silent films Ealing is less well-known for.

Film 2006 presenter Ross guides visitors to the Screenonline website through the history of the west London studios, allowing people to skip through sections they are not so interested in.

A spokesman for the BFI said: ‘Those who do not share Jonathan’s enthusiasm for the films find themselves victims of his wit. This approach gives a much more intimate, conversational feel for web visitors who feel as if he is talking directly to  them.’

The project, launched in conjunction with BT, is the second subject to be tackled in this way. Last year, Paul Merton recorded a similar interactive guides to early film comedy, which is his passion.


Published: 16 May 2006

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