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The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons (1974) by [Neville, Sophie]

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The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons (1974) Kindle Edition

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A behind the scenes filmography of the family classic. In 1973, Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Suzanna Hamilton and Virginia McKenna in the EMI/Theatre Projects movie of 'Swallows & Amazons' (1974). Made before the advent of CGI or digital technology, the young actors lived out Arthur Ransome's epic adventure, with all of its camaraderie and thrills, on location in the British Lake District.

As part of their schoolwork, the children were asked to keep diaries about their time spent filming. Meanwhile, the hip young crew from Elstree Studios were getting to grips with transforming 1970's Windermere in mid-holiday season into a 1929 idyll.

They never guessed that their happy 'Woodstock-on-wheels' experience would become such an enduring worldwide success, still screened on television and at festivals today.

This heart-warming true life memoir is illustrated with colour photographs, most of them taken at the time by Sophie's family, and contains links to behind-the-scenes 16mm cine footage for readers with browser-enabled tablets. It delivers a double helping of nostalgia for both fans of the era of Arthur Ransome, and the groovy times of the early Seventies.

Second edition revised and updated 2016.

‘A “treasure trunk” of insights into the making of the film.’ Arthur Ransome Trust

‘I could not put it down! …I think the maps are brilliant, right in character….IT'S LOVELY!!! I’m enjoying it too much.’ Roger Wardale, biographer of Arthur Ransome

‘…It is wonderfully entertaining.’ Richard Pilbrow, Producer, 'Swallows & Amazons' 1973

‘You write so well and have so much covered. I really, really laugh reading this! The missionary bit is superb. Moving. Quietly so.’ Suzanna Hamilton, Mate Susan in 'Swallows & Amazons'

'Sophie has reminded me of one of the happiest times I ever spent on a film. The fun that was had, the friendships forged, the challenges overcome, are all delightfully recalled with a freshness and sense of adventure that has made me smile all over again.' Virginia McKenna, OBE, actress and founder of Born Free Foundation

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16033 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Publisher: Ashton House Publishing; 2 edition (3 January 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GNFYZJS
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Anne Gaelan
5.0 out of 5 stars What I really enjoyed about this book was the switch between Sophie's sharp
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2017
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Douglas
5.0 out of 5 stars Arthur Ransome and the Swallows and Amazons - another wonderful unique insight
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 January 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars S & A for ever!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 December 2013
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MrTibbs2014
5.0 out of 5 stars Behind the scenes: Into their lives.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 July 2018
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PaulH
5.0 out of 5 stars One of those rare "couldn't put it down" books.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 October 2015
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Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2017
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David A. Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating insight
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 April 2014
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P. Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, a must for any fan of the film (or books).
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 April 2015
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j a gathercole
4.0 out of 5 stars A nine year old's experience filming a well loved book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 May 2014
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@Scullridge
5.0 out of 5 stars I hugely enjoyed this remarkable and unusual memoir which is a cheerful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 January 2018
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Martin Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Two EXCELLENT publications
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 June 2015
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Winifred Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely fresh writing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 January 2014
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John Burgess
5.0 out of 5 stars Saucepan Lids and a Turtle = Kids and a Boat = Sophie and the Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 January 2014
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Mrs T. Macaire
5.0 out of 5 stars This was such fun to read - one felt it really was Titty ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2017
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