NEIL GUNN - LIGHT IN THE NORTH
Full length video
Title: NEIL GUNN - LIGHT IN THE NORTH
Reference number: 0589
Director: d. Mike Alexander
Sponsor: Films of Scotland, EFS and the Scottish Arts Council
Production company: Pelicula Films
Original format: 16mm
Running time: 21.42 mins
Neil Gunn, the Scottish novelist, talks to George Bruce about his life and work.
See production file containing correspondence, papers, scripts and photographs. Also stills taken during shooting and transcript of taped conversation between Neil Gunn and George Bruce.
Framed diploma of participation at Rassegna Internazionale, Sanremo, Italy
devised and w. George Bruce
ph. Mark Littlewood
Produced by EFS and the Scottish Arts Council in association with Films of Scotland.
shot of Neil Gunn walking along seashore with the tide out, title credit overlayed (0.27) shots of the coastal village of Dunbeath in Caithness with c/u's of coastal scenery with a commentary by Gunn reflecting on his roots and his writing(3.00) The Scottish poet George Bruce interviews Neil Gunn at his home in Dunbeath, discussing his life and work - mostly c/u talking head of Gunn(6.47) coastal scenery with brief shot of crofter cutting grass with scythe(7.20) shots of fishermen on a boat fishing off the coast in winter(8.53) shots of Dunbeath water and countryside in the snow, shots of two boys playing in the snow beside a Pictish Broch(10.59) shots of the same Broch in summer, moving onto shots of the river, empty crofts with sheep grazing(12.55) shots of the same crofts in the winter snow(14.02) back to the talking head of Gunn at his home(20.21) coastal scenery(21.02) Gunn walking down country lane to the coast(21.26) ecs (21.42)