MALTAMOUR: Slips in Time With Random Selections by Eduardo Paolozzi

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Title: MALTAMOUR: Slips in Time With Random Selections by Eduardo Paolozzi

Reference number: 5762

Date: 1973

Director: d. Murray Grigor

Production company: Viz

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 23.00 mins

Description: Artist Eduardo Paolozzi explores idiosyncratic aspects of the culture and history of Malta in this unique experimental tourist film.

Press release on film and press obituary, 2005, held at National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Credits: lyrics by Pete Brown
music by [Graham] Bond and [Pete] Brown
sd. rec. Louis Kramer
mixed by Peter Gilpin
p. Michael Spens with Richard England (Malta)
ph. Mark Littlewood
assisted by Kelvin Gray
ed. Patrick Higson
graphics by Donald Holwill

With special thanks to the Maltese Government, British Movietone News and the Imperial War Museum

Shotlist: Maltamour reflects instant impressions of an imperial past, prompting flashbacks in the island memory. Time seems to be anytime but the present in such a stimulating environment. Malta provides all that the conventional tourist wants from a sunny mediterranean island, and stirs the memory as well. Eduardo Paolozzi, the internationally known Scottish-Italian artist, was chosen to interpret this attraction within the film, with his background as the recognised founder of the Pop Art Movement. He has done this by interviewing two characteristically Maltese individuals (a junk shop proprietor and a sailor's bar owner) which help to take the tourist inside Malta. The renowned modern church of Richard England appears near the end of the film, epitomising the new Malta (23.00)
[taken from Press Release, March 1973]