- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 5265 KB
- Print Length: 343 pages
- Publisher: Ashton House Publishing (3 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GNFYZJS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,142 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Sophie brings to life all the many memorable characters who worked on the film and in particular the other children, the Director Claude Whatham who developed a great relationship with his young cast and the stars Virginia McKenna and Ronald Fraser. Nor are the other young actors forgotten for there are diary contributions from Suzanna Hamilton who played Susan, Stephen Grendon who played the Boy Roger and Kit Seymour who played Nancy Blackett.
The text is supported by numerous illustrations showing life on and off the set.
The Secrets of Filming Swallows and Amazons is a must for anybody who has enjoyed the film. It certainly will not spoil the magic and readers will view the film with greater understanding.
But keen followers of Arthur Ransome himself (as I am) probably as members of The Arthur Ransome Society, are sure to find the book a true delight. It adds another rich strand to the extensive story which we know and love already.
Sophie's writing style perfectly suits the tale she is telling - in essence she is recalling her own adventure playing the part of Able Seaman Titty of the Swallow. But she has diaries and many other sources of contemporary information to help her add all the vibrant and factual colour to the story. There are numerous film clips shot at the time and they are a delight to watch.
This Kindle book is rounded off with a comprehensive list of what has happened to the players and crew since the filming in 1974 and that in itself makes for a very interesting read.
Thank you so much Sophie for adding this tremendous story to our collection.
To the aficionado I thoroughly recommend this book. I suppose it could be issued as a "paper" book with a cd attached but this is the media age if we 80 year olds can cope so can anyone and if you can't we'll show you how! Read it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A facinating insight into the filming of the children's classic Swallows and Amazons. A must read for S&A fans, but also a rearly interesting insight to the making of a film on... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Holmes
A fascinating insight into the filming of Swallows and Amazons and the experiences of the cast and crew. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rober Willis
For anyone who likes Swallows and Amazons, and particularly the film, this is a must read.Published 4 months ago by S. Band
I read swallows and Amazon's as a teenager my passion in life was the outdoors, so I could relate to all the boyish things they did, I also love the lake district, and the town of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jacquie Jerard
Bought on a whim after seeing the film for the first time, this is an enjoyable look behind the scenes on what it was like to be a young actor on a film set. Read morePublished 6 months ago by T. Young
It seems to contain (almost?) the same text as The Making of Swallows and Amazons, but with links to other stuff, including amateur 8mm film taken at the time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Peter Why
What a fantastic book.
Sophie Neville tells the story of seven chilly weeks spent filming "Swallows & Amazons" in the Lake District, interweaving both her... Read more
As a Swallows and Amazons fan since childhood , I loved the film when it was first released and have watched it on DVD many times . Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ruth Robinson