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YouTube Royal Channel

The popularity of the video-sharing website YouTube has prompted the Queen herself to jump on the bandwagon. Launched at the end of December, the Royal Channel (youtube.com/theroyalchannel) contains archival footage of the Queen's 1957 Christmas address as a celebration of 50 years of televised addresses. As well, the 2007 Christmas address was posted on the Royal Channel simultaneously with the televised broadcast. Besides addresses, the British Film Institute has provided archival footage such as Lord John Wakehurst's film Long to Reign Over Us, which includes the Queen's ascension and coronation. Other clips include royal weddings and royal visits. God Save the Queen's footage.
January 1, 2008

The popularity of the video-sharing website YouTube has prompted the Queen herself to jump on the bandwagon. Launched at the end of December, the Royal Channel (youtube.com/theroyalchannel) contains archival footage of the Queen’s 1957 Christmas address as a celebration of 50 years of televised addresses. As well, the 2007 Christmas address was posted on the Royal Channel simultaneously with the televised broadcast. Besides addresses, the British Film Institute has provided archival footage such as Lord John Wakehurst’s film Long to Reign Over Us, which includes the Queen’s ascension and coronation. Other clips include royal weddings and royal visits. God Save the Queen’s footage.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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