QUIET COUNTRY, the

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Places:

  • Ayrshire
  • Dumfriesshire
  • Kirkcudbrightshire
  • Wigtownshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Fish and fishing
  • Ships and shipping
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Promotional
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: QUIET COUNTRY, the

Reference number: 2249

Date: 1972

Director: d. Mark Littlewood

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Film Action Committee for South West Scotland

Production company: Martvr Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 23.50 mins

Description: An exploration of south-west Scotland.

Fourth International Festival of Tourist Films, Lisbon, 1973 - Diploma of Honour.

See production file.

Credits: treat. Douglas Eadie
m. Bread, Love and Dreams with Xanthi Gardner and Tony Roper
ph. Mark Littlewood

Shotlist: [Shotlisted at different speed. Actual timing is 23.50 mins @ 24 fps]

REEL 1
c/u of young couple looking a map of northern Britain, tracing their route to the Mull of Galloway (.28) title overlay (.38) visuals cliffs and sea and aerials lighthouse panning across Mull of Galloway (1.52) visuals loch and hills (2.10) shots of shepherd and sheepdog herding flock of sheep on hillside (2.40) c/u of man building a drystane dyke (3.28) shots of standing stones at sunset (3.57) c/u Celtic Cross (4.47) shots of sculptures on hillside and of statue (5.23) shots of young couple in Sweetheart Abbey, and gvs of Abbey with c/u shots of interior stonework (8.14) shots of various ruined castles (9.01) shots of young couple driving along country road in open-topped veteran car being stopped by a herd of cattle (10.42) tracking shots of country roads and landscape with brief shots of small towns (11.45) sheep at the sheep market with c/u of farmers talking and shots of the auction ring (13.05) shot of weaver working his loom (13.35) c/u of wood carving (13.56) brief shot of man painting out of doors (14.06) visuals landscape and c/u of flowers to background music of Burns' song "John Anderson my Jo" (16.30) shots of tractor at work on farm haymaking (16.59)

REEL 2
brief shot of boats and brief aerial of speedboat (.31) shot of couple in veteran car going towards beach (.41) couple and others playing on the beach (1.14) pony trekkers (1.59) aerials landscape, including shot of campsite (2.50) golfer hitting a shot on course by seashore (3.13) brief c/u of angler (3.27) line fishermen on open boat catching a large fish (3.58) shots of salmon nets (4.24) shots of fishing boat coming into Girvan harbour (4.28) brief shot shrimp catch (4.56) brief shot ferry at Stranraer (5.08) brief shot training sail ship (5.26) shots of yachts and dinghies sailing (6.25) aerials of lighthouse on Mull of Galloway (6.38) young couple sitting on clifftop edge at westernmost point (7.32) ecs (7.52)