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  • Dunbartonshire
  • Glasgow


  • Arts and crafts
  • Food and drink
  • Architecture and buildings


  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Biographical


  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland
  • Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 2226

Date: 1968

Director: d. Murray Grigor

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Scottish Arts Council

Production company: IFA (Scotland)

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 34 mins

Description: The life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Credits: camera Edward McConnell, Oscar Marzaroli
m. Frank Spedding
cond. Marcus Dods
nar. Maurice Roeves
poems read by Maev Alexander
graphics Avril McIlwraith
ed. Bill Forsyth

Shotlist: [shot-listed from DVDC034 using DVD timing]

countdown leader - title - shots of line drawing of church, details of Margaret Henry Reid gravestone, candle sconces - details of Glasgow Group artworks, including watercolours, picture frames exhibited at London exhibition - stills of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret MacDonald and "Spook School" artwork - gvs Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art, students entering front doors - gvs int doors and stairway (4.11) gvs tower houses in countryside - stills of Mackintosh's sketches of various structures - int shots of Director's Room in Glasgow School of Art, c/u of details including bust of Francis Newbery - sequence of stills relating to Miss Cranston's tea rooms, including Kate Cranston, George Walton, Mackintosh, int of tea rooms, menu cards - stills of Willow Tea Rooms, design details, Room de Luxe details - sequence of fruit and vegetable shapes as influence on Mackintosh style - shots of Mackintosh designs for European exhibitions - stills of Turin exhibition - stills of design for Glasgow International Exhibition concert hall - shots of Mackintosh commercial work, cutlery (9.21) stills of Mackintosh and MacDonald's home, details of furniture and design - still images of Windyhill at Kilmacolm and Hill House at Helensburgh - gvs of library and other rooms at Hill House, gvs of design, detail and furniture - more ext and gvs of Hill House and details of design and furniture (13.42) still images of plans for House for an Art Lover, cathedral at Liverpool - int gvs of St. Cuthbert's Church in Glasgow, fittings and design detail - details of ext stonework and organ woodwork (16.50) gvs Scotland Street School, including railings, playground and frontage - shots of children coming out of doorway - gvs of stairwells - ext gvs of School of Art - tracking shot up front of building - gvs students in painting studios - shot of students in corridor - shots of lifts in operation, partitions - gvs in sculpture studio, with architectural details - shots of clock, stairwell and design details, 'hen run' - ext gvs of roof area, conservatory, rooftop vents - shots of hoist to Director's studio - shots of paintings of School of Art board - int shots of boardroom, design details (23.48) int shots of library, students at work, architecture and design details - gvs west front of building - gvs Glasgow skyline from rooftop and Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery - still images of Mackintosh sketches and watercolours in England c.1914 (26.31) c/u details of Mackintosh textile designs (27.27) shot of doorway of 78 Derngate in Northampton - still image of W.J. Bassett-Lowke with his wife and George Bernard Shaw - int shots of Mackintosh's designs and fittings in Derngate house - shot of Bassett-Lowke's house 'New Ways' - still images of plan for building in Chelsea and Mackintosh as older man - sequence of rostrum shots of Mackintosh's watercolours from his time at Port Vendres in France - shots of weathervane at Glasgow School of Art - ecs (31.29)