Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The White Bus
A quirky Shelagh Delaney/Lindsey Anderson project from 1967. Patricia Healey hails a mysterious bus and gets caught up in an urban expedition led by full-regalia-wearing "Lord Mayor" Arthur Lowe. A very weird and beautiful film full of visual non sequiturs. Also a cool if somewhat understated score by Misha Donat. Buried in the mix there's a rhythmic musique concrete refrain where Donat (who also scored the "Crown of Glass" colour trade test film) appears to have borrowed Delia Derbyshire's green lampshade. Here's the creepy folksy lullaby that plays when Healey boards the bus.