SIR COMPTON MACKENZIE INTERVIEW

Sir Compton Mackenzie describes how he learned to read at a young age by connecting letters of the alphabet with colours. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SIR COMPTON MACKENZIE INTERVIEW

Reference number: T0828

Date: 1971/6/1

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.00 mins

Description: Interview with Sir Compton MacKenzie seated in an armchair in his library and occasional close-up shots of his hands, discussing his early life before he became a writer, and his family background.

Shotlist: [SIR COMPTON MACKENZIE INTERVIEW] Slates of a cutting copy, talking head single shot close up Iv with Sir Compton MacKenzie sitting in his armchair in his library with the volumes of books on shelves in the background (1.37) Sir Compton MacKenzie speaks of his American relations (3.29) of his paternal grandfather (5.05) CM mentions his childhood, and schooling at St. Paul's (7.21) blank, sound continues; clapperboard (7.50) CM speaks of his father Henry Compton (9.50) c/u hands CM's first book, learning to read with synaesthesia (11.40) speaking of his early education; writing and acting in his first play c/u steepled hands (16.06).