LION THE GRIFFIN AND THE KANGAROO, the

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Education
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Travelogue
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LION THE GRIFFIN AND THE KANGAROO, the

Reference number: 6218

Date: 1951

Director: filmed by Margaret Tait and Peter Hollander

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.33 mins

Description: Perugia and its Italian University for foreign students.

See also Additional Information file at 11/1/455. Paper Archives 4/5/119, 4/11/651, 4/5/92.

The Tait papers are deposited in Orkney Archives. Currently being catalogued. For any enquiries please contact Principal Archivist.

The British Artist's Film and Video Study Collection at http://www.bftv.ac.uk/avantgarde based at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design holds an artist's file on Margaret Tait.

The British Film Institute National Library http://www.bfi.org.uk holds many of the published articles on her and her work.

In 1979 Margaret Tait was the subject of a BBC Scotland 'Spectrum' arts programme.

Credits: The Lion the Griffin and the Kangaroo by Margaret Tait and Peter Hollander with music by Ulysses Kay [and played by a section of the Rome Radion Orchestra]
[comm. w. Margaret Tait
comm. s. Peter Hollander, Margaret Tait]

Shotlist: [manually set timecode, VHS dub from DV]

(0.00) opening titles (0.17) c/u pigeons on pavement, shots of people walking, c/u feet, people sitting at pavement cafe gvs 'The Corsa' (town square) Perugia where people are seen taking their daily stroll and meeting together (1.12) traffic is diverted by policeman, gvs birds (28.29) students walking along, exts Perugia University for foreign students (02.05) ints lecture hall where students are taught to converse in Italian (2.46) ints lecture in Italian, ints library where a girl reads huge map (3.27) on Saturday afternoon Professor Christophanie (?) takes students through streets, explaining history and culture of Perugia - places visited include ints and exts Fortress Paulina, Etruscan gateway, preserved 14th century street (4.15) gvs streets, two girls walk along (4.51) ints craft workshop wher man works on fine metalwork, ints man weaving wicker chair (5.07) elderly man walks along street, a young boy runs by, lady exits church, brief shot cat, gvs architecture of Perugia, shot of foreign students conversing in Italian (7.29) boys play football and chat in front of church, l/s brief shot nuns walking in front of church, high walls, statues, urn, vases etc (8.33) street stall selling earthenware cases in Etruscan style, shot of huge fountain (9.25) further exts buildings (9.44) gvs overlooking rooftops of Perugia, shot of fountain, street scenes and architecture (11.52) ints concert (part of Perugia Festival) intercut with architecture and stone statues (12.49) The End (12.54)