Scotland on Screen
BrigadoonMinnelli 1954
TourismBrigadoon is partly responsible forfuelling Scotland’s tourist industry.Do you think that it presents a realisticpi...
The Eagle (2011)                   Hadrian’s Wall
Hadrian’s WallThe wall was constructed circa AD 122to mark the northern boundary of theRoman Empire.How is ‘north of the w...
Whisky GaloreMackendrick 1949               Barra, Outer Hebrides
Scotland and AlcoholAlcohol purchases fell by 4% between 2010 and2011, according to figures from NHS HealthScotland.But sa...
Breaking the Waves    von Trier 1996                     Isle of Skye
Same-sex marriageThis scene depicts a wedding in theFree Presbyterian Church of Scotland.They retain a large following in ...
Local Hero       Forsyth 1983Pennan, Aberdeenshire
Trump Golf Resort ScotlandTrump Golf Resorts website:http://www.trumpgolfscotland.com/You’ve Been Trumped (2011 documentar...
Just AnotherSaturday (1975)    Glasgow
Religion in GlasgowWhat is going on this this scene?Sectarianism has been described as ‘Scotland’sshame’. The below report...
RatcatcherRamsay 1999 Glasgow
No mean cityRatcatcher is set in Glasgow in 1973.Films that portray Glasgow are oftenset in this period against the backdr...
Gregory’s Girl   (1981)   Cumbernauld
RomanceGregory is not just a hopeless footballer butalso a hopeless romantic who fails to express hislove for Dorothy.Read...
The Angels’ Share (Loach 2012)
BraveheartGibson 1995  Edinburgh
The ‘Braveheart Effect’Do you think that Braveheart presentsan accurate account of Scottish history?Braveheart was release...
The Prime of MissJean Brodie (1969)     Edinburgh
EdinburghMiss Jean Brodie is perhaps thearchetypal Edinburgh lady, and the filmis set in and around one of Edinburgh’spubl...
The Illusionist  Chomet 2010     Edinburgh
LandmarksChomet beautifully renders somefamous Edinburgh landmarks: theBarony Bar on Broughton Street;Jenners dept. store ...
Trainspotting Boyle 1996                Edinburgh
TrainspottingDanny Boyle’s film is adapted fromWelsh’s 1993 book of the same name,which deals with drug and alcoholabuse a...
Brave (Pixar 2012)Brave brings us full circle. LikeBrigadoon, it gives us an (almost)fantasy Scotland; like Braveheart, it...
Details© James MooneyThe University of Edinburgh for Jönköping Universityj.mooney@ed.ac.ukwww.filmandphilosophy.com@film_p...
ABC01: Scotland on Screen
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ABC01: Scotland on Screen

© James Mooney
The University of Edinburgh for Jönköping University

j.mooney@ed.ac.uk
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  • Pictures for the postcards: 20 ” (5mins)
  • Centurion 20 minutes The Eagle 14 minutes
  • A happy people: 2 ” (3mins)
  • 4-11 mins – wedding scene 21-25 minutes – church, funeral scene
  • 24 ” the deal; You can ’ t eat scenery: 1 ’ 10 ” or 1 ’ 14 ” (5mins); 1 ’ 2 ” or 1 ’ 27 ” grains of sand
  • Fenein alley 40 ”
  • 48 minutes - mouse
  • 8 minutes - modernity 23mins – fitba (and wimin)
  • 45 minutes
  • Primae Nocte: 25 ” (2mins) Stirling: 1 ’ 09 ” -1 ” 13 ” (5-10Mins) Country of our own: 1 ‘ 50 ” (5mins)
  • Dowdy provincials: 21 ” (2mins)
  • 1hr 03mins
  • 30 mins – it’s shite being Scottish
  • 15 minutes
  • ABC01: Scotland on Screen

    1. 1. Scotland on Screen
    2. 2. BrigadoonMinnelli 1954
    3. 3. TourismBrigadoon is partly responsible forfuelling Scotland’s tourist industry.Do you think that it presents a realisticpicture of Scotland and the Scots?
    4. 4. The Eagle (2011) Hadrian’s Wall
    5. 5. Hadrian’s WallThe wall was constructed circa AD 122to mark the northern boundary of theRoman Empire.How is ‘north of the wall’ representedin these films?What do you think the legacy of thisboundary has been?
    6. 6. Whisky GaloreMackendrick 1949 Barra, Outer Hebrides
    7. 7. Scotland and AlcoholAlcohol purchases fell by 4% between 2010 and2011, according to figures from NHS HealthScotland.But sales are still around a fifth higher than Englandand Wales and are 10% cent higher than they werein 1994.Minimum pricing policy:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfP9pNr4N3AHow do you think drinking habits in Scotland differfrom your own country?
    8. 8. Breaking the Waves von Trier 1996 Isle of Skye
    9. 9. Same-sex marriageThis scene depicts a wedding in theFree Presbyterian Church of Scotland.They retain a large following in someareas of the highlands and islands.FPCS website and main beliefs:http://www.fpchurch.org.uk/Here’s what their website looks like ona Sunday:http://www.fpchurch.org.uk/Sorry.phpThe Scottish Parliament has putforward plans to legalise same-sexmarriage. The Catholic Church inScotland has condemned the move,describing gay marriage as a "grotesquesubversion of a universally acceptedhuman right”.
    10. 10. Local Hero Forsyth 1983Pennan, Aberdeenshire
    11. 11. Trump Golf Resort ScotlandTrump Golf Resorts website:http://www.trumpgolfscotland.com/You’ve Been Trumped (2011 documentary):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk-MHQE2xPQWindfarmscontroversy:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPSBI6P21jkShould environmental issues ‘trump’ economicconcerns?
    12. 12. Just AnotherSaturday (1975) Glasgow
    13. 13. Religion in GlasgowWhat is going on this this scene?Sectarianism has been described as ‘Scotland’sshame’. The below report looks into the roots ofsectarianism in Scotland, the links it has tofootball in Glasgow, and a new law intended tocombat bigotry.Sectarianism 1 - The Roots of ‘Scotland’s Shame’:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myy-PuuaYZkSectarianism 2 – The Old Firm Effect:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSiCfgc2Sok&feature=relmfuSectarianism 3 – The New Law:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YWnHPBKDmM&feature=relmfu
    14. 14. RatcatcherRamsay 1999 Glasgow
    15. 15. No mean cityRatcatcher is set in Glasgow in 1973.Films that portray Glasgow are oftenset in this period against the backdropof decay, poverty and deprivation.Despite massive regeneration and itsgreat cultural significance, Glasgowretains the reputation of being a hard,gritty city.
    16. 16. Gregory’s Girl (1981) Cumbernauld
    17. 17. RomanceGregory is not just a hopeless footballer butalso a hopeless romantic who fails to express hislove for Dorothy.Read the poem opposite by Tom Leonard.Can you understand it?What point is Leonard attempting to make?Why is the poem called ‘A Summer’s Day’?
    18. 18. The Angels’ Share (Loach 2012)
    19. 19. BraveheartGibson 1995 Edinburgh
    20. 20. The ‘Braveheart Effect’Do you think that Braveheart presentsan accurate account of Scottish history?Braveheart was released in 1995. Whatsignificant event took place in Scotlandin 1997?
    21. 21. The Prime of MissJean Brodie (1969) Edinburgh
    22. 22. EdinburghMiss Jean Brodie is perhaps thearchetypal Edinburgh lady, and the filmis set in and around one of Edinburgh’spublic schools.What kind of view of Edinburgh do youget from this?Who are the ‘dowdy provincials’ towhom she refers?
    23. 23. The Illusionist Chomet 2010 Edinburgh
    24. 24. LandmarksChomet beautifully renders somefamous Edinburgh landmarks: theBarony Bar on Broughton Street;Jenners dept. store on Princes Street;the Cameo cinema in Tollcross; Arthur’sSeat.
    25. 25. Trainspotting Boyle 1996 Edinburgh
    26. 26. TrainspottingDanny Boyle’s film is adapted fromWelsh’s 1993 book of the same name,which deals with drug and alcoholabuse and violence in Edinburgh.Why do you think that Renton believesthat ‘It’s shite being Scottish’?
    27. 27. Brave (Pixar 2012)Brave brings us full circle. LikeBrigadoon, it gives us an (almost)fantasy Scotland; like Braveheart, itmay have underlying politicalsignificance.What significance does the allegoryof the four kingdoms have forupcoming events in 2014?What is the importance of beingable to choose one’s own fate?
    28. 28. Details© James MooneyThe University of Edinburgh for Jönköping Universityj.mooney@ed.ac.ukwww.filmandphilosophy.com@film_philosophy

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