ST. ANDREWS BY THE NORTHERN SEA

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Promotional
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Pelicula Films

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: ST. ANDREWS BY THE NORTHERN SEA

Reference number: 2247

Date: 1974

Director: d. Mark Littlewood

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and Royal Burgh of St. Andrews

Production company: Pelicula Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.55 mins

Description: A look at the university town of St. Andrews.

The full title given on the film is A PLACE TO BEGIN - ST. ANDREWS BY THE NORTHERN SEA.

Credits: location sd. Louis Kramer
production asst. Mark Rogerson
ed. Michael Davids
ph. Mark Littlewood
asst. camera 'Kelly' Grey
comm. w. Tom Wright
comm. s. Gordon Jackson
m. Frank Spedding
cond. Marcus Dods
Renaissance prints Orzel Studios
m.p.s. St. Andrews University Choir conducted by Cedric Thorpe Davie
m.p.s. St. Mungo's Choir conducted by Father Patrick Fitzpatrick

Shotlist: [Shotlisted at different speed. Actual timing is 21.55 mins @ 24 fps]

REEL I
Title (.08) gvs coastline around St. Andrews (.19) shot of ancient Pict stone carving (1.48) coastline (2.04) dramatisation of monks in cathedral (2.45) Cathedral ruins (3.20) dramatisation of murder of William Sharp, Archbishop of St. Andrews (4.14) int. of cathedral (4.37) tracking of students and lecturers from St. Andrews University inside chapel (5.18) pier walk and Kate Kennedy procession (5.30) prints of old St. Andrews (6.19) Kate Kennedy procession (7.12) students demonstrate how gowns are worn to distinguish between different faculties within the University (7.31) students walking in St. Andrews and on bikes in the University campus (10.24) new science complex (10.48) quadrangle (11.09) students going to sit exams (12.01) parents and students at graduation, including Rector John Cleese (12.38) old rusty bicycles (13.17) tracking shot away from cathedral and gvs St. Andrews (14.14) aerial shots along St. Andrews' coastline, pulling inland to show the three main streets (15.19) aerial shot of golf course (15.45) gvs int. of St. Andrews golf club (16.40) shots of crowd (16.54) putting in park (17.06) shots of steam locomotive, "Union of South Africa" (60009) (17.24) gvs beach and people playing (17.58)

REEL 2
No credits. Panning shot of beach (.13) old print showing harvesting in the fields surrounding St. Andrews (.47) panning shot of countryside around St Andrews (1.02) shots of the auctioning of parts of the main street to show proprietors for Lammas Fair (1.21) gvs of the Lammas Fair (3.18) gvs of land surfing along beach (3.45) people around bonfires by the sea to mark the end of the Fair (4.16) ecs (4.53)