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Culloden (1964 - extract) | BFI DVD

by: BFI     Published on: 29 March 2016

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Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI.Peter Watkins' groundbreaking docudrama Culloden, depicting the 1746 demise of the Jacobite rebellion in the style of a contemporary news report, returns to BFI DVD on 28 March.For more information and to order your copy visit: http://bit.ly/22ufW04Watch more on the BFI Player: http://player.bfi.org.uk/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BFILike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishFilmI...Follow us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+britishfilmi...Culloden, Watkins’ first full-length film, a docudrama made for the BBC, portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden which in the words of the narrator “tore apart forever the clan system of the Scottish Highlands”. The film was hailed as a breakthrough for its cinematography, as well as its use of non-professional actors and presentation of an historical event in the style of modern TV reporting.Watkins is known for pushing boundaries to the extreme with his documentaries and his films continue to inspire today.