O Dreamland is a 1953 documentary by British film director Lindsay Anderson. The documentary was made in 1953 by Anderson and his camerman/assistant, John Fletcher, using a single 16mm camera and an audiotape recorder. The film was shelved until 1956 when Anderson included it as part of the first Free Cinema programme.
The black-and-white film is a 12-minute exploration of the Dreamland funfair in Margate, Kent and has no commentary but is accompanied by background noises and music. —wikipedia
Lindsay Gordon Anderson (17 April 1923 – 30 August 1994) was an Indian-born English feature film, theatre and documentary director, film critic, and leading light of the Free Cinema movement and the British New Wave. He is most widely remembered for his 1968 film if…., which won the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival.
Of English and Scottish descent, Anderson was the son of a British Army officer. he was born in Bangalore, South India, and educated at the independent Saint Ronan’s School in Worthing, West Sussex (before 1974 simply known as Sussex), and at Cheltenham College in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, where he met his lifelong friend and biographer, the screenwriter and novelist Gavin Lambert; Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied classics; and Magdalen College, Oxford where he studied English literature.
After graduating, Anderson worked for the final year of World War II as a cryptographer for the Intelligence Corps, at the Wireless Experimental Centre in Delhi… read more