The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)

The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)

by Sophie Neville

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In 1973 Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Virginia Mc Kenna, Ronald Fraser and Suzanna Hamilton in the film Swallows & Amazons. Made before the advent of digital technology, the child stars lived out Arthur Ransome's epic adventure in the great outdoors without ever seeing a script. Encouraged by her mother, Sophie Neville kept a diary about her time filming on location in the lakes and mountains of Cumbria. Bouncy and effervescent, extracts from her childhood diary are interspersed among her memories of the cast and crew as well as photographs, maps and newspaper articles, offering a child's eye view of the making of the film from development to premiere - and the aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718894962
Publisher: The Lutterworth Press
Publication date: 05/25/2017
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Cast and Crew of Swallows & Amazons
Introduction – Serendipity
1. Preparation for Filming
2. First Days on Film
3. On Wild Cat Island
4. The Amazons Attack
5. Away to Rio
6. Rain, Smoke and Dangerous Wild Animals
7. Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday
8. Days to Remember
9. In Houseboat Bay
10. Going to War
11. Last Days on the Lakes
12. Swallows in Egham
13. Studio Secrets
14. A Storm of Publicity
15. Reflections
16. A Journey Back in Time
17. Where Are They Now?
18. What Sophie Did Next
About the Author
Picture Credits

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