David Puttnam

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David
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Puttnam
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600
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Interview

Interview with David Puttnam: 1 - Film History


David Puttnam: 2 - Politics (1)


David Puttnam: 3 - Politics (2)

 

Transcript

No transcript is currently available, but Chapter Headings are as follows:-

Time Coded Chapter Headings
(History Project Interview No.600 - David Puttnam, filmed 1/7/2010 – in 3 Sections)

Film History – Interviewer, Darrol Blake (mono sound)
  0.00        Childhood and family
  3.35        Marriage and leaving school at 16
  4.17        1st jobs; messenger
  8.30        Move to accounts in Advertising Agency
  9.30        Night School
12.00        Pay rise at Colletts Agency
13.00        Promotion at Collets Agency
15.00        Photographer’s agency
15.38        Entering film industry
16.05        Luck of Americans leaving, and video making
18.13        Alan Parker; ‘Melody’
20.00        Documentary series; ‘Inside the 3rd Reich’
21.30        Ken Russell; ‘Mahler’ & ‘Lisztomania’ 
23.40        ‘Bugsy Malone’, skills of financing
28.00        Ridley Scott; ‘The Duellists’
30.40        C4, Jack Rosenthal; ‘P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang’
31.20        ‘Midnight Express’ in Malta
33.00        Adrian Lyne; ‘Foxes’
34.15        ‘Chariots of Fire’, Colin Welland, Hugh Hudson
39.25        TV, ‘1st Love’ C4
41.20        Became head of Columbia Pictures, (which he hated)
52.00        Awards and ambitions
55.00        Union & BFPA
58.00        BSkyB
59.00        Australian Film Commission
1.03.00    Formation of Skillset
1.05.40    ‘Local Hero’

Politics part one – Interviewer Roy Lockett (stereo sound)
 0.00        Politics starting in childhood
 2.00        ACTT & BFPA
 4.45        Labour Party
 5.40        Shirley Williams & Social Democrats
 7.00        David Owen
 7.30        National Film School & Neil Kinnock
 9.30         Union structure in USA (1982)
11.30        Joining ACTT as Producer
12.30        Alan Sapper
13.40        Change to a freelance industry, Roy Battersby & Trotskyites

Politics part two – Interviewer Roy Lockett (stereo sound)
 0.00        National Film & Television School
 2.30        Conflict with John Birt
 5.45        CPRE & Chancellor of Sunderland University
 8.20        School experience; Eleven Plus divisive
11.50        Labour Party, ’92 Election; change to politics

Lobbying for creative arts
15.15        ’97 Election; Chris Smith, David Blunkett
18.30        Becoming a Lord
19.30        Tony Blair – Education, Chris Woodhead
22.45        Joining Lords – grandmother charlady
24.00        Working cross-party in Lords
25.30        Communications bill 2002; victory of back-bench coalition
33.50        Energy bill
35.00        Future, “A Plan for Britain”
37.30        Climate Change
38.40        Oscar leading to responsibility