NEIL GUNN - LIGHT IN THE NORTH

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Places:

  • Caithness

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Fish and fishing
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Biographical

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Pelicula Films

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: NEIL GUNN - LIGHT IN THE NORTH

Reference number: 0589

Date: 1972

Director: d. Mike Alexander

Sponsor: Films of Scotland, EFS and the Scottish Arts Council

Production company: Pelicula Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.42 mins

Description: 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

Credits: devised and w. George Bruce
ph. Mark Littlewood
Produced by EFS and the Scottish Arts Council in association with Films of Scotland.

Shotlist: 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)