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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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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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