SCULPTURE IN GRANITE

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos
  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: SCULPTURE IN GRANITE

Reference number: 3059

Date: 1965

Director: [filmed by Nannie Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24.33 mins

Description: The work of the granite quarriers, and the craft of granite sculpting in the Taggart family yard.

Nan Taggart and her mother both keen cinematographers, members of Aberdeen Cine Society. Large collection of family film Taggart family owned a granite yard up until 1956 when they sold up, bought a farm at Marywell on Deeside and moved from the city to the rural life. Both mother, Nannie, and daughter Nan, chronicled the early years of their new lives on the farm on film. Nan Taggart and cousin Glen Ross interviewed about the films on THE WAY IT WAS, p.c. Grampian TV, Tx Oct/Nov 1994.

Shotlist: Title (.06) l/s Aberdeen and c/u of Aberdeen granite buildings with carvings, and sculptures, and statues including that of Duke of Gordon (.43) shots of granite quarry yard with men at work and shot of quarrying machine with "Rubislaw Granite" written on it (.51) shot of young man looking down into granite quarry (1.12) men working in quarry, breaking quarry stones (2.16) shot of ext. of 'William Taggart and Son Granite Memorials' with shots of granite headstones (2.55) shots of quarry stones being delivered to yard, and c/u of stones being cut and polished and engraved for headstones and plaques (11.48) c/u of template being laid onto stones, engraving and c/u of intricately engraved headstones (17.24) shot of completed stone engraved with the words "You are now in the Highlands" and Mr. Taggart (?) and workmen standing beside it (17.52) shots of workmen finishing up for the day and leaving works (18.15) int. of office with Mr Taggart (and wife?) looking at paperwork (18.33) men laying headstones in graveyard (21.48) c/u of headstones (24.33)