PRACTICAL ROMANTIC, SIR WALTER SCOTT

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Places:

  • Borders
  • Edinburgh
  • Peebles-shire
  • Perth and Perthshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Celts and celtic culture

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Biographical

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: PRACTICAL ROMANTIC, SIR WALTER SCOTT

Reference number: 2264

Date: 1969

Director: d. Hans Neiter

Sponsor: Films of Scotland, Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, British Linen Bank, Clydesdale Bank

Production company: Anvil Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 23.00 mins

Description: The life of Sir Walter Scott, and the landscape that inspired him. Made to commemorate the bi-centenary of Scott's birth.

Third International Festival of Tourist Films, Lisbon, 1972 - Diploma of Honour.

See production file.

Shown at Edinburgh Playhouse, week beginning 20th April 1970. Short to support MAROONED. (Audience 5493)

Credits: treatment and comm. George Bruce
cam. Adrian Jenkins
m. Muir Mathieson

Shotlist: REEL 1
Credits (.15) shot of Tower of Smail in the Borders, brief shots Niedpath Castle, Crichton, Newark and Tantallon Castles (3.23) shots Melrose Abbey (4.06) views of St. Mary's Loch, vales of Yarrow and the Tweed (5.46) The Trossachs with shots of herd of red deer (6.41) visuals landscape (9.21) ruined chapel at Balquhidder where Rob Roy McGregor and his wife Helen are buried (9.40) ruined castle on Loch Leven where Queen Mary was imprisoned (10.55) views Holyrood House, Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags (12.00) ext. and int. of Scott's house Abbotsford (15.50) ruin of Druchel Castle of the Clan Douglas, shots of St. Bride's Chapel (17.50)

REEL 2
c/u editions of Scott's novels (.51) views rocky shores of Scotland (1.50) illustrations of Edinburgh and views of Edinburgh buildings (2.46) views hills of Lammermoor and Eildon hills (3.23) shots of a horse-drawn carriage on driveway of Abbotsford and driving up to front entrance (4.09) shot of statue of Walter Scott, Edinburgh (5.00) ecs (5.16)