GLASGOW 1984

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Politics
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Propaganda

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: GLASGOW 1984

Reference number: 3790

Date: 1984

Sponsor: Glasgow District Housing Dept and Scottish Arts Council

Production company: Cranhill Arts Project, Kranhill Kino Films

Sound: sound

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 22.34 mins

Description: Montage of images depicting Glasgow in 1984.

Shot on super 8mm and subsequently duped unsuccessfully to second mute 8mm and 16mm sound print. Filmed in 1983, completed in December that year. Filmic ideas used in this film developed in later CLYDE FILM 1985 [see ref. 3789].

Credits: p. Ian Miller, Alistair McCallum, Carol Mcdonald, Ken Currie, Marcus Brennan
with Bob Perry, Sharon Murphy, Tam Holmes
Thanks to the people of Glasgow

Shotlist: Title (0.36) Shots of aspects of life in Glasgow, fast cut images, montage and split screen effects, overlaid with wild track sound effects and fragments of dialogue. Themes illustrated include: streets, shopping,(5.47) The Barras and Paddy's Market (6.57) football match Rangers v Celtic (8.30) nightlife - neon sings for pubs and clubs etc (10.00) office workers (11.18) Govan Shipbulders yard and fabrication scenes (15.29) empty factories Parkhead Forge entrance and unemployment office next door. industrial sites in disuse. (17.48) multi storey housing, old boarded up tenements, rubbish strewn back courts. (19.35) ‘Peoples' March for Jobs’ in 1983, intercut with photos and press coverage of earlier popular protests. (22.38) ecs (22.34)