WALKABOUT EDINBURGH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

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

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: WALKABOUT EDINBURGH

Reference number: 3069

Date: 1970

Director: d. Edward McConnell

Sponsor: Films of Scotland

Production company: IFA (Scotland)

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 27 mins

Description: Art gallery director Richard DeMarco explores the streets and closes of Edinburgh.

Formerly known as A DANDER WITH DEMARCO.

Credits: m. Iain McHaffie
sd. Cyril Sinclair
ph. Edward McConnell

Shotlist: Titles over Demarco painting (0.29) Leaving his gallery he points out specific architectural details of both his gallery and the street (2.36) In Dean Village on a bridge, he points out the house and studio of a Polish artist (3.22) Pointing out further details to a friend including that of a church (3.50) Pan of the bridge next to the church (4.05) Off down a side street (4.15) C/u of a bollard (4.22) Pointing out architectural details of house in background (4.46) Camera scans the rooftops (5.03) C/u iron railings (5.36) Demarco and friend examine the railings then head off to the water's edge (6.18) On the way there he stops to speak to a woman cleaning her carpet (6.55) Examining the cobblestones (7.17) Heading into a backcourt whilst pointing out more architectural details (8.15) C/u of old clock tower (8.22) The backcourt again (9.17) Down at the river with c/u of various styles of railings (10.31) Into Newhaven, camera focuses on fishing boat and equipment (11.35) Boats in the harbour (11.39) Iv. with a fisherman at the harbourside (13.40) Into Cramond, points out the ferryman's house (14.33) Details of houses (14.44) The ferry itself (15.00) Iv with the Czechoslovakian ferryman (15.37) C/u of the miniature lighthouse (16.11) Off the Royal Mile in Castle Wynd North (16.27) C/u of cannonball embedded in the wall of the house , Demarco gives details and heads into the Mile (16.58) Chatting to a tourist at the spot where the witches were burned on the Royal Mile (17.29) Looking through a close at the old townhouses (17.40) Gvs townhouses (18.21) Architectural details of James Court where the Traverse Theatre first started off (19.41) C/u of sign for Advocates Close (19.46) Into the close (20.53) Exts Craigmillar Castle (22.04) Ints castle, moving from ground floor to the roof (23.59) The Edinburgh skyline from Calton Hill (25.35) Drawing of the Edinburgh skyline which he then signs (26.05) ecs (26.37)