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A programme telKng the story of work in a modern film studio by Stephen Potter (in collaboration with Ralph Keene ) with especial acknowledgment to Michael Balcon and the staff of the Ealing Studios
Production by Stephen Potter
Fifty feet of film takes little more than half a minute to show. In this programme listeners will hear something of the days of work, spread out perhaps over a period of months, which can go to the making of that half minute-the birth of the idea in the producer's mind, the ' story conference the byplay of casting, the difficulties for the set-designer, the private opinions of the plasterers who make the sets, the first consolidation under the hand of the director, the make-up, the dressing, the rehearsing, the actress who persists in a wrong intonation, the lighting, the acrobatics of the cameraman searching for 'angles' the sound-men watching their dials-until the silence for take'.
The material for this broadcast has been based on the production now in progress of The Four Just Men, adapted from Edgar Wallace 's famous thriller.


Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Ralph Keene
Unknown: Michael Balcon
Production By: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Edgar Wallace

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