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Hayfever sufferers: this one’s for you…

Check out this borderline surreal public information film from the British Government in 1945 which offers advice on how to sneeze like a gentleman. It’s short and sweet, but packed with great moments (the pepper scene is almost Lynchian), a magnificently haughty voiceover, and some seriously brutal editing and sound design. Credit to YouTuber Ella73TV2 for the upload:

As you may have guessed, PPH has been both stricken with chronic hayfever, and very busy with other things (like sorting out our UNMISSABLE screening of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing at the Clapham Picturehouse on Thursday 5 July; book tickets here) but fear not, we’ll return to normal posting action shortly.

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