This fascinating memoir is a unique contribution to the history of film and cinema. At its center is the story of the making of the British film classic Western Approaches, the first story documentary in Technicolor, totally enacted by amateurs. It was nominated for an Oscar in the category qBest Film from any Sourceq and has influenced and inspired film-making to this day. It was acclaimed a masterpiece when it was released in December 1944 and fifty years later Philip French wrote in The Observer: qIt remains a milestone in our cinema and an exciting, vibrant cinematic experience.q qLiverpool University Press deserves huge credit for publishing this book... The book has been handsomely produced with some fine stills and ought to find its way into the library of any institution that teaches about British cinema.qaViewfinderBill could hear it whirring and, totally at ease, he lowered the clapper board, and looked straight into camera as ... He invented some absurd story about seeing the P.M.G., Kingsley Wood, having a walk on the rocks dangling a ... such conviction, Harry said, that if thev had been recording, people would have believed him.
|Title||:||A Retake Please!|
|Publisher||:||Liverpool University Press - 1999|