Scottish Movie Pocketbook Scotland has always punched more
than its weight when it comes to big screen entertainment, be
it through vintage comedies such as "Whisky Galore!"
and "Local Hero", cult classics like "The Wicker
Man" and "Highlander", the Oscar triumph of "Braveheart"
or the phenomenon of "Trainspotting". This book pulls
together all the facts, figures and anecdotes in order to provide
a guide to all things Scottish in cinema. Although producer
Arthur Freed thought that nowhere in Scotland was quite Scottish
enough for "Brigadoon" and built it in Hollywood,
film-makers from all over the world have flocked to its shores
to take advantage of the breathtaking scenery it offers. For
many years now, the film industry has borrowed countless exciting
stories from Scotland's history and gleaned fresh ideas from
Scottish writers as diverse as Irvine Welsh and Robert Louis
Stevenson. This book gives the lowdown on every such Scottish
connection, details the many Scottish actors that have broken
through on an international level, such as Sean Connery, Ewan
MacGregor and Robert Carlyle, and recounts enthralling stories
about the imaginative use of Scottish locations. Scottish
Scotland This title provides an overview of developments
within Scottish film making, and looks at the institutional
context within which successes as "Regeneration",
"Trainspotting", "Carla's Song", and "Mrs
Brown" have appeared. It also examines the history of Scottish
film production. The emergence of a new Scottish Cinema is related
to the development of film production based in Scotland. This
title focuses on the inspirational work of "auteurs"
like Bill Douglas and Bill Forsyth and a new wave of creative
film-making, drawing upon both popular genres and the more personal
concerns of European art cinema. Scottish Movies.
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