IF ONLY WE HAD THE SPACE

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Housing and living conditions
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Tree Films
  • Glasgow Corporation

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: IF ONLY WE HAD THE SPACE

Reference number: 2101

Date: 1974

Director: w.& d. Charles Gormley

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Corporation of Glasgow

Production company: Tree Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.50 mins

Description: Made to demonstrate how improvements to Glasgow city tenements could be made with the aid of Home Improvement Grants.

Credits: nar. James Copeland
sd. Alex Brown
ph. David Lewis
ed. Brian Crumlish

Shotlist: No opening credits. Interview with James Gordon? in his flat (.30) title and credits (.37) gvs Glasgow cityscape: new flats (Hutchesontown E) and old tenements (1.33) gvs tenements on the south side, Charing Cross and Woodside (2.30) tenement stair (2.40) empty old tenement flat with kitchen range, cold water sink, coal bunker, bed recess, etc. (3.05) back courts (3.50) modern bathroom created out of former middle flat and outside toilet on landing. gvs renovations to tenement flats (4.45) family settling into renovated flat (5.56) rehabilitation work on a flat . Interview with woman concerning the improvements (7.15) stair, exterior of tenements. shots of internal renovation by private landlords (9.08) East End - experimental arrangement in building, with twenty-six closes of mixed ownership (local authority, private landlord and owner/occupier) and their improvement scheme (10.30) interview with Alec Gordon? in his flat on plans for improvement (11.05) interview with woman on formation of Residents' Association for back court improvement (12.39) shots of pre-war housing scheme, back courts (13.01) tenements (13.18) old empty flat, before and after renovation (14.25) gvs city centre (15.17) ecs (15.50)