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Culloden

Culloden
  • 1964
  • UK
  • 73 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Watkins
  • Written by: Peter Watkins
  • Language: English, Scottish Gaelic

Watkins' first full length piece for television was an attempt to film a period conflict in the manner of a present day newsreel, and on the spot interviews blend with an impassioned and committed commentary.

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The breakthrough first professional film by the legendary Peter Watkins, made when he was working at the BBC. Watkins takes an original and radical approach to the 1746 Battle of Culloden, adopting a camera style familiar from television news and conducting on-camera interviews with the actors, who respond in character. The result is a film of tremendous immediacy that offers a vivid and heightened reconstruction of the brutal conflict.

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