MISTY ISLE

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Places:

  • Inner Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Landscapes and seascapes

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: MISTY ISLE

Reference number: 2593

Date: 1939

Director: filmed by C. J. Cayley

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.22 mins

Description: Life on the isle of Skye with a look at its scenery, castles, crofting, fishing and the lives of its tinkers.

Review in Monthly Film Bulletin.

Credits: presented by Kinograph Distributors
comm. Morton King
ass. cam. C. H. Heap
choral arr. A. M. MacNab
m.d. W. Trytel
sd. rec. Imperial Sound Studios

Shotlist: Titles (0.41) map of Skye )0.51) gvs scenery (0.56) l/s Dunvegan Castle (1.52) c/u Fairy Flag (2.01) c/u Bull's Horn (2.09) c/u pit entrance and dungeon chains (2.24) gvs Duskathe Castle (2.35) gvs Duntulloch Castle (3.12) l/s Armadale Castle (3.14) visuals landscape (3.19) gvs Cuillins (4.49) gvs Berrarig Falls (5.09) gvs Storr Crag (5.24) visuals landscape (5.39) the east coast of the island and shot of ferry and of cargo being loaded (6.03) the west coast - gvs Neist Point Lighthouse (6.41) gvs Kilmuir and scenery (7.42) gvs Kingsboro House (7.55) shot of Kilmuir cemetary (8.03) shot of Flora McDonald's gravestone (8.20) gvs Portree (9.08) arrival of mail steamer at Portree and shot of boats (9.38) shot of black house and of modern house (9.55) men cutting peat (10.24) shot of a woman unloading peat from a 'keshie' in front of a croft (10.58) woman milking a cow (11.09) gvs sheep with shepherds (12.00) men fleecing sheep (12.40) shot of woman spinning wool and man and woman weaving (13.59) brief shot man mending fishing net (14.01) gvs fishermen fishing for lobsters (15.00) shots of travelling people setting up their tents and shots of families at their campsite (16.22)