STILL LIFE WITH HONESTY

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Places:

  • East Lothian

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Biographical

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: STILL LIFE WITH HONESTY

Reference number: 2686

Date: 1970

Director: d. Bill Forsyth, Martin Singleton

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Scottish Arts Council

Production company: Ogam Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.00 mins

Description: The late Sir William Gillies, speaks of his life's work while the camera lingers on his paintings.

See production file.

Credits: from an original idea by R. Henderson Blyth R.S.A. R.S.W. in collaboration with Mike Catto
ph. Martin Singleton
ed. Bill Forsyth acknowledgements to W.G. Gillies Dr. R.A. Lillie OBE, Paisley Art Gallery

Shotlist: Sir William Gillies loading paintings into a van, intercut with shots of his paintings and v/o of his talking about his life as a painter (2.06) tracking shot of Gillies walking with his dog on a snow-covered pavement in the East Lothian village of Temple (3.15) shots of his paintings and photographic stills of him, his friends and family with v/o, intercut with shots inside his house and studio in Temple (20.02) ecs (20.48)