Variety’s Picks: Video of Vanished London, ‘Revenge Wears Prada,’ Lego ‘Casino Royale,’ More

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London in 1927

Shot by film pioneer Claude Friese-Greene in the early color process called Biocolour, this moving travelogue of vanished London was seen in the BBC/British Film Institute’s 2006 docu “The Lost World of Friese-Greene.” It became a viral hit recently when news sites — and Kevin Spacey’s tweet — reposted a clip of it set to the music from Amelie and British band Jonquil:

http://vimeo.com/7638752

LegoCasino Royale

The Lego animation whiz known as Bricktease recreates the opening scene from James Bond pic “Casino Royale” brick by tiny brick. To see just how carefully reproduced the visuals are, compare them to the actual sequence linked on the YouTube page:

Space Oddity

International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield became a media sensation with his popular Twitter account. The most popular yet is his rendition of David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity,” dubbed the first musicvideo made in space:

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