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  • 1960s

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Reference number: 6598

Date: 1968c

Director: filmed by Russell MacKnight

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 4.30 mins

Description: Amateur fiction film about the human race's fascination with light, from the builders of Stonehenge to a modern tale of two boys going fishing by candlelight, then being caught by gamekeepers.

Credits: Fettes Five present...
Boys Norman & Paul Aspey
Druid Bryan Wright
comm. Tom Bell
cam. Jimmy Walls
light. Alex MacMillan & George Rendall
models Bill Walker
props Douglas Robertson
sd. John Wilson
cont. Bill Roy
sc. & d. Russell MacKnight
A Fettes 5 Film

Shotlist: Red curtains open, c/u sparkler, title. Man in tuxedo sitting down at table, opens book. C/u candle being lit by match. Man talking to camera, candle in f/ground. Cut to miniature recreation of Stonehenge, and simulated lifting of standing stone. Ext, grass, man in white robes hopping around holding foot. Cut to children walking into room, open book at table, point at picture. C/u their faces and picture of Chinese fishermen. Ext., dark, boys light candles in glasses and walk to river. Gvs boys fishing in river by candlelight. 2 men watching them from bushes, they leave bushes and approach boys. C/u brush and sponge. Men walk boys to tower block. Camera pans up tower block, boys set to work washing windows. Cut to man in tuxedo at table, polishing mirror. C/u candle, man closes book and puts candle on reflective surface. Ecs. C/u candle flame being extinguished. (4.30)