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#1 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 06:24 AM

My good friend, David Cleveland and I have just published 'How Films Were Made And Shown'. It is A4 with 453 pages and 900 illustrations, many in colour.  It is quite a heavy tome, 2.5 kgs.  Kevin Brownlow on receiving his copy said "the book is not only unputdownable - it is heavy enough to be unpickupable!"

 

 

For film archivists and those interested in the technical side of film, there are chapters on How It WorkedThe Film Business Gets GoingThe 1920s - Time of ChangeA Quest For ColourThe 1930s and 40sNew Film, New Colour, New Sound, New Screens of the 1950s and 60s; The Film Laboratory, and Slow Fade Out covering from the 70s to 2015.

 

If you would like further information please look at my website:http://www.brianprit...e_and_Shown.htm.

 

Unfortunately the weight makes it rather expensive to ship.

 

Brian

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#2 Carl Looper

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 11:24 PM

Excellent. I'll be buying one when I get some dollars together. Oh wait. UK delivery only? Any chance I can pay for international shipment? Oh - wait again. The answer is on the website.

 

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#3 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:25 AM

Hello Carl

I have done a quick check and the cost to Australia would be £60.; I am afraid that the book is large and heavy (2.4Kgs -A4).  The cost to the US is £52. The 'Buy Now' option on my website is for UK delivery only and international deliveries should be paid by Paypal directly to my email brianrpritchard@aol.com.

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#4 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:29 AM

Congrats, Brian!  Looks like a great read!


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#5 Carl Looper

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 03:00 AM

Hello Carl

I have done a quick check and the cost to Australia would be £60.; I am afraid that the book is large and heavy (2.4Kgs -A4).  The cost to the US is £52. The 'Buy Now' option on my website is for UK delivery only and international deliveries should be paid by Paypal directly to my email brianrpritchard@aol.com.

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Brian

 

Thanks Brian - that price is just fine. When I get some dollars together will throw you an order.

 

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#6 Rudy Velez Jr

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 01:06 PM

looks really interesting. 


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#7 David Landau

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:28 AM

Congrats on your book. Its always a major undertaking. And its a important part of our history that generation need to know and remember. Now i know what I'll have my wife be getting me for Christmass.


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#8 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 06:29 AM

Thanks for the kind remarks, the sales of the book are going well.

I have had an order by letter from  R A Saffrey MBKS of Shenton Park in Western Australia, in order to send him his book I need a telephone number for the courier.  Does anyone from Western Australia know this gentleman and have a telephone number or email address?

Thanks

Brian


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#9 Ravi Kiran

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:18 AM

Received my copy of this a while back. It's quite the tome! It has a wealth of information. It should be in every library.


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#10 Mark Dunn

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 02:26 PM

Thanks for the kind remarks, the sales of the book are going well.

I have had an order by letter from  R A Saffrey MBKS of Shenton Park in Western Australia, in order to send him his book I need a telephone number for the courier.  Does anyone from Western Australia know this gentleman and have a telephone number or email address?

Thanks

Brian

Assuming it's actually MBKSTS, maybe the Society can help, if he's actually paid his sub since it stopped being the BKS.,


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#11 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 08:49 AM

Thanks Mark.

I have finally written to him; it just takes a letter a long time to get there.

 

I am pleased to say the Academy in Hollywood has just ordered a copy for their library. Fame at last!!!

Brian


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#12 JosephKHansalik

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:26 AM

This is on my list of purchases; sounds wonderful.  JKH


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#13 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 05:57 AM

Just to let you know that all copies of our book have now been sold and it is out of print.

Thanks

Brian


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#14 James Malamatinas

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 10:49 AM

Which reminds me - it's been sitting on myself begging to be read for almost a year (sorry!). It caught my eye unexpectedly when I was visiting the BFI Southbank and was an instant buy. Although I've not dived in very deep it appears incredibly thorough. Looking forward to getting stuck into, thanks for all your efforts.


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#15 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:13 AM

Sold out?

What sort of run did you do? Are you printing a 2nd edition? Sell a PDF on CD? Do you have a galley proof to sell?
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#16 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 02:55 PM

We printed 400 copies.  We are not going to print a 2nd Edition, we would have to order the same number for it to be economic and it is likely that we would get left with most of them - we are talking about £10,000 and as we published it ourselves we can't afford to risk that amount of money.

We are not planning to sell PDF copies.

Brian


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#17 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:52 PM

Too bad. You obviously put in a lot of work in the book. PDF's would be the answer for preservation.


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