LANGUAGE OF THE HEART

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Places:

  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LANGUAGE OF THE HEART

Reference number: 7366

Date: 1953

Director: [filmed by Ernest Tiernan]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26.31 mins

Description: Footage of a summer holiday by car through the Highlands in the 1950s - includes shots of Elgin, Inverness, Wester Ross and Skye.

Notes to accompany the film provided by the donor can be found in the paper archives at the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

See also ref. 10169 for related film. For other films by Ernest Tiernan please see refs. 7367, 7368, 10165, 10166, 10167 and 10168

Shotlist: [shotlisted from DV - manual control track]

title - mid shot man looking through binoculars - AN ERNEST TIERNAN PRODUCTION - road sign: 'City and Royal Burgh of Elgin' - tracking shot from car through Elgin High Street (0.51) gvs Elgin Cathedral and Bishop's House (1.26) tracking shot across bridge and along road (1.41) road sign: 'Inverness - Ceud Mile Failte' - wide shot Inverness Castle with old Ness Bridge in foreground - shot of boy and dog at water's edge - pan R along Bank Street to Castle - shots of traffic and pedestrians on old Ness Bridge (2.29) wide shot Inverness Castle frontage and Flora MacDonald statue - c/u shots of swans on River Ness - River Ness and suspension bridge in foreground (2.57) c/u road sign: 'Kessock Ferry' - shot of ferry approaching slipway - tracking shot of boarding ferry, ferryman giving directions - shots of turntable moving and ferry departing - shot from ferry (3.53) tracking shots from car along single-track road (4.16) shot of Ullapool from distance - tracking shots along road lined with rhododendrons (4.48) RAC sign 'Poolewe' - c/u shot dog - gvs River Ewe and Poolewe, shot of cameraman filming by river - c/u shot rapids - shot of loch with bus in distance (6.01) WESTER - ROSS - c/u RAC sign 'Achiltibuie' - shot of car going down road, pan R across landscape, islands - pan across Summer Isles - mid shot cameraman filming on hill - tracking shots up hill track - Austin Ten GS driving up track, hills in background (7.31) shot of Ullapool in distance - tracking shot entering Ullapool, driving along Shore Street - loch views (8.27) c/u National Trust sign 'Corrieshalloch Gorge' - gvs of waterfall - shot of cameraman filming from bridge (9.17) tracking shot on road - gvs loch (9.50) LOCH MAREE - gvs mountains and loch - tracking shots along road at lochside - gvs of loch (11.01) c/u road sign 'B857 Sheildaig' - shot of car on single-track road - shots of sheep at roadside - shot of Shieldaig from above - beach, with girl waving from rowing boat, girl with Spaniel - rowing boat and Shieldaig houses - shots of beach and houses with fishing nets hanging up - shots of car, GLP 758, passing camera then driving round hairpin bend (12.44) gvs of Strome Castle and National Trust signs - c/u shots of cameraman and woman - shots of ferry approaching Stromeferry, cars and passengers disembarking and embarking - shots from ferry and approaching opposite slipway - ferryman pulling rope (14.33) tracking shot along road - c/u RAC sign 'Glenfinnan' - gvs of monument at Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel - landscape and loch gvs - herd of sheep on road (15.51) signpost 'Morar' - gvs of 'golden sands' and coastline - signpost 'Mallaig' - landscape gvs, bull, chapel with boat in distance - Marine Hotel and harbour scenes at Mallaig - shots of fishermen scraping and painting boats - boats in harbour (17.31) shots of fisherman in oilskins working on oiled rope - shots of older fisherman at harbour mending nets (18.29) shot on road, cattle ahead - signpost 'Spean Bridge' - shots of Commando Memorial and plaque (18.59) GLEN AFFRIC - shots of road from car, lochside gvs (19.46) EILEAN DONAN CASTLE - shot of castle from distance, loch shot - RAC signpost 'Kyle of Lochalsh' - shots of ferries departing and arriving at slip - tracking shot from car driving on to ferry, Morris Traveller in front - ferry arriving at slip on Skye (20.54) SKYE - tracking shot of car disembarking, shots along road - mountain gvs, cows on road, waterfall (21.47) AA road sign 'A863 Dunvegan 19' - tracking shot of MacBrayne coach passing on road - shots of blackhouses with children playing outside (22.27) shots of man digging peat - landscape gvs (23.20) DUNVEGAN - wide shot of castle, c/u shot of doorway - shot of Dame Flora McLeod and group posing for camera during 'Skye Week' - shots of pipe band marching along road, followed by Dame Flora and attendants - Dame Flora making speech (23.57) shots of women demonstrating waulking - landscape gvs, White Crofter's cottages (24.47) signpost 'A863 Sligachan' - tracking shots from car along lochside - gvs of Cuillins, river, landscape shots at dusk and sunset - THE END (26.31)