Play it the best you can, Sam

BFInoteOne evening this week I left this note at the BFI on London’s Southbank. The BFI is a fantastic London gem. It’s 90 years old this year and has an extensive archive of films and television programmes, artifacts such as posters, original scripts, letters and other paraphernalia from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock to the Ealing comedies.

BFIposterI stuck the note to a poster of classic 1940 film His Girl Friday, which starred Cary Grant as a newspaper editor who tries to keep his ex-wife – who is also his ace reporter – from getting remarried. Several people walked past and didn’t notice but one girl was looking at all the posters on the walls and stopped to read it. When I went past later, someone had taken it. I hope it made people smile as much as the powerful and awe-inspiring movies the BFI houses make me feel warm inside.

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