Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Plaudits continue for The Camera in the Crowd

There’s been no let-up in the positive reception to Christopher Pugsley’s major work on the early years of film in New Zealand.

Russell Baillie’s review in the Listener summarises The Camera in the Crowd in an informed and readable summary:

For Newshub, Tony Wright picked up on some of the key First World War footage featured in the book, filmed by Henry Armytage Sanders:

And reviewing the book for Radio Southland, Terry Toner described it as “a mighty gift to the country!!”.

A key element of the book is the linkages it provides to the actual film, much of which can be viewed on the website of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, the national film and sound archive in Wellington. 

Photos and text are part of the Ngā Taonga home page:

Christopher Pugsley will be talking about the book and sharing imagery with Chris Bourke at the Writers and Readers Festival in Wellington on 11 March:

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