Peter Jewell visits National Library
Posted August 10, 2012 6:26 pm by Andrew Martin
Earlier in the week I had the great honour to show Peter Jewell round our current exhibition Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the Cinema.
Peter Jewell built up the fabulous cinema collection at the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture at the University of Exeter with the late great Scottish film director Bill Douglas.
It was fascinating to go round the displays with a real expert on the history of cinema, and also to listen to his personal anecdotes of
Bill Douglas, the boy from Newcraighall – the mining village near Edinburgh – who grew up to be a filmmaker and left a slim but immortal legacy on screen.
In the exhibition we show iconic clips from the Bill Douglas Trilogy and copies of pages from the script and storyboard.