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Lanterna Magicka: Bill Douglas and The Secret History of Cinema

Synopsis

The Scottish filmmaker Bill Douglas's reputation rests on the trilogy of films he made in the 1970s about his childhood in postwar Scotland. What many people do not know about Douglas is that he was also a passionate collector of cinema memorabilia and pre-cinema optical devices. He incorporated many of these into his last film, Comrades, which tells the story of the first trade union from the point of view of an itinerant lanternist. Lanterna Magicka recounts the story of Douglas's collection, the making of Comrades and the remarkable legacy Douglas left us with.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
61 mins
Format
HD
Director
Sean Martin, Louise Milne
Producer
Sean Martin, Louise Milne
Editor
Nick Soldan
Screenwriter
Louise Milne
Director of Photography
Sean Martin
Music
Chris Miles
Principal Cast
Robin Soans, Mick Audsley, Alex Norton, Imelda Staunton, Charles Rees, Ian Christie, Saxon Logan, Peter Jewell, Bill Douglas (archive footage)

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Last updated 16th October 2013

Production Company

Lanterna Magicka Films Ltd
54/6 Marchmont Road
Edinburgh EH9 1HS

Tel:
+44 (0) 779 102 3360
+44 (0) 7881 56 6789

Email:
louise.milne@ed.ac.uk
s.martin3@napier.ac.uk

Sales
Company

Lanterna Magicka Films Ltd
54/6 Marchmont Road
Edinburgh EH9 1HS

Tel:
+44 (0) 779 102 3360
+44 (0) 7881 56 6789

Email:
louise.milne@ed.ac.uk
s.martin3@napier.ac.uk