PERSUADER, the

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Comedy

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: PERSUADER, the

Reference number: 7469

Date: 1970c

Director: [filmed by Bryan Law]

Sound: silent

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Fiction

Running time: 1.46 mins

Description: Amateur comedy in which a flying saucer lands in a back garden in Motherwell. The film club treasurer finds a ray gun that can make people disappear and threatens to use it on the club members if they don't pay their subscriptions.

Note from Mr Saberton: A not too convincing flying saucer lands in a back garden in Motherwell. The club treasurer finds a ray gun that can make people disappear and threatens to use it on the members if they don't pay their subscriptions. Bryan Law is the man with the camera. The park scenes were filmed in what is now Strathclyde Country Park.

Paper archive records relating to the Dalziel Camcorder Club are held at the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from mini DV - manual control track]

title - shots of trees in garden, 'flying saucer' appears from behind tree and lands on lawn - shot of woman feeding dog on lawn - flying saucer takes off and flies away - club treasurer walking past finds 'ray gun' left behind by flying saucer, points it at dog, which disappears - he points gun at woman and man walking past, who also disappear - treasurer beckons over club member with film camera and requests his club subscription - member refuses and treasurer 'disappears' him with ray gun - other club members watch in horror and run up to the treasurer to pay their subscriptions - m/s treasurer, holds up sign marked 'Pay up or else !!!' and points gun at camera - THE END (1.46)