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Title: JOHN MACFADYEN
Reference number: 4445
Director: painted by Margaret Tait
Production company: [ Ancona Films]
Running time: 3.30 mins
Brightly coloured animated figures dance to the traditional tune 'John MacFadyen', as played by the Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society in this hand painted piece by Margaret Tait.
Please note sound only starts after opening title and credits section at 0.24 mins. See also ref. 4445A for differently titled and slightly shorter version.
Often known as 'The Stripes in the Tartan'.
The full film can be viewed online at Europa Film Treasures: http://www.europafilmtreasures.eu/PY/279/see-the-film-john_macfadyen [last accessed 16/1/2009]
See also MA thesis submitted to University of East Anglia by Winn, Joss Preserving the Hand Painted Films of Margaret Tait, 2002. See also Additional Information file and paper archives.
The Tait papers are deposited in Orkney Archives. Currently being catalogued. For any enquiries please contact Principal Archivist.
The British Artist's Film and Video Study Collection at http://www.bftv.ac.uk/avantgarde based at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design holds an artist's file on Margaret Tait.
The British Film Institute National Library http://www.bfi.org.uk holds many of the published articles on her and her work. This title is also available in clip form on BFI Screenonline http://www.screenonline.org.uk
In 1979 Margaret Tait was the subject of a BBC Scotland 'Spectrum' arts programme.
John MacFadyen played by Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society
painted by Margaret Tait, Ancona Films
Shotlist: (0.00) [silent] painted 'tartan' stripe effect (0.05) title and opening credits (0.24) [sound] Brightly coloured animated figures dance to the traditional tune 'John MacFadyen', as played by the Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society in this hand painted piece by Margaret Tait (3.30) END (3.30)
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