Detail

Title ID 10762Collection ID1059
TitleFilming in Sevenoaks [Lurcook Oral History Interview clip 3]
DateJune 2011
CollectionJanet and John Lurcook Oral History
Genre/TypeProfessionalScreen Archive South EastNon-fictionOral History
ThemeCine Club Film-Making
KeywordsClubs Communities Film Making Oral History
Location
LocalSevenoaks
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionScreen Archive South East
CameraCatherine Walsh; Elaine Sheppard
ProducerSASE Screen Archive South East
NarratorJohn Lurcook; Janet Lurcook (Interviewees)
SoundCatherine Walsh; Elaine Sheppard (interviewers)
FormatColour Sound
Duration00:02:25
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

An edited extract from an oral history interview with Janet and John Lurcook, covering the couple's involvement in the Sevenoaks Cine Society. This short film combines interview footage with material from the archive collection, illustrating how the Sevenoaks Cine Society made their films on location and in their 'studio'.

Description

This edited extract from an oral history interview with Janet and John Lurcook, recorded in 2009 covers the couple's involvement in the Sevenoaks Cine Society, a Kent-based amateur film-making group, during the 1950s. This short film combines interview footage with relevant archive material from the Sevenoaks Cine Society collection.

Here John recounts how the Sevenoaks Cine Society made use of various locations around Sevenoaks for the making of their films. This included filming at Sevenoaks train station and Knole Park in the making of 'Hikers Haunt' (1950). In the making of the film 'It Goes Like This' (1953) the Society made use of a room at a local hotel as their 'studio' to create a family breakfast scene and the local cricket ground as a stand-in for a race course, with passers-by brought in as 'extras'.

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