Ian Rakoff

Forename/s: 
Ian
Family name: 
Rakoff
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Interview Number: 
462
Interview Date(s): 
30 Nov 1999
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BEHP 0462 Ian Rakoff

Notes on interview with Ian Rakoff. Interviewed by Alan Sapper, recorded by Manny Yospa, who took the notes.

TAPE 1 SIDE 1

Born South Africa, natural language Afrikaans. Ken Annakin, opponent of apartheid had to leave South Africa.

Chelsea; Soho; coffee bar; editing Humphries Film Laboratory; Trade Union weekend school at Hastings, 1962; BFI courses. Free Cinema Movement, Karel Reisz, Lindsay Anderson; Basic Films, Leon Clorel; Bert [?] shop steward Victor -; Sam Napier Bell, Simon Napier Bell, John Schlesinger, Terminus; Housing Problems; John Legard; Edgar Anstey Night Mail; John Shirley; Shepperton; Launder and Gilliat; Joey Boy; Roy Benson; Michael Winner, Bernard Gribble; You Must be Joking; Charles Schneer; broke leg in judo; Journey to the Moon; Ann Chegwidden; Dick Lester, Hard Day’s Night; Johnny Jimpson; Missed the White Bus; John Smith; MRM; Chris Sutton; The Prisoner, Pat McGoohan; Western; Stephen Frears;  The Burning; It; Lindsay Anderson; Shop steward; ulcer; writing; Nick Roeg; Si Litvinoff; Glastonbury Festival; Deliverance; Johnn Boorman; De  Lane Lea; Bob Altman; Tommy Thompson; Images.

SIDE 2

Oh Lucky Man!; selling napalm to Africa; Julie Christie; Holland; Tony Stratton-Smith, Charisma Records; Flight of the Eagle 1980s; Sol Lomita; Hugh Hudson; Orion; 16,000 comics to V&A; Comic books; Gerry Robinson; American comic books; Radical film and TV; 1960s. Inside The Prisoner; Prisoner Society books; Report from  the Sex Factory; UBUNTO; Africa before the white man;

[Notes may not cover the full interview DS]

 

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