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The Ten Commandments of Love

Cordelia Swann
1979
3.5 min Colour 16 mm

The Ten Commandments of Love

"In the autumn of 1979 I was looking through a stack of old film stills in a secondhand record shop. I found a still from 'King Creole' and decided that I would make a film from it. I had 10 new prints made from the still and hand tinted all of them. A few months later I was listening to'The Ten Commandments of Love' by Harvey and the Moonglows and decided that I would use it as a soundtrack. I seem to recall that at the time the image of 1950's love on the waterfront was irresistible; although with hindsight the film looks like an exercise in formalism" - C.S. 1987.

With thanks to Steve Farrer and David Parsons.

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