Ten Commandments of Love, The

by Swann, Cordelia

Film: 16mm 1979


In the autumn of 1979 I was looking through a stack of old film stills in a secondhand record shop. I found a still from 'King Creole' and decided that I would make a film from it. I had 10 new prints made from the still and hand tinted all of them. A few months later I was listening to 'The Ten Commandments of Love' by Harvey and the Moonglows and decided that I would use it as a soundtrack. I seem to recall that at the time the image of 1950's love on the waterfront was irresistible, although with hindsight the film looks like an exercise in formalism - C.S. 1987.


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