On my latest trip to London, I had the great pleasure to partake of some of the cinematic delights the British capital had to offer.
On Friday night (October 26th), I had the pleasure of catching Skyfall at the BFI IMAX, Britain’s largest IMAX screen, pictured below:
(I will publish my review later this week, ahead of its US release ).
The following day I headed over to the Victoria and Albert Museum to check out the Hollywood Costumes exhibition. It was much, much more than I expected and reached a wonderful climax that included Marilyn Monroe’s dress from The Seven Year Itch and Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. Unfortunately we were unable to photograph the actual exhibit itself (I did end up with a book!), but rest assured, it was well worth the trip to see so many iconic outfits worn by Hollywood’s finest, past and present.
Image Courtesy of the V&A Museum
Due to the tragic weather-related events that were happening Stateside (Superstorm Sandy), I found myself with some extra time in London, during which I ventured over to the Southbank and visited the BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank. Most of the facility was closed but we were able to walk about the Institute and visit the museum shop. This gave me the opportunity to pick up a copy of 39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock: A BFI Compendium. I cannot wait until I settle in with this one!
If you ever find yourself in London (stranded or otherwise) I highly recommend checking out the awesomely accessible facility.
Of course I did other amazing stuff while I was over there, but these aforementioned events definitely left an impression.