This book gives the lowdown on every such Scottish connection, details the many Scottish actors that have broken through on an international level, such as Sean Connery, Ewan MacGregor and Robert Carlyle, and recounts enthralling stories about the imaginative use of Scottish locations, including Glasgow as historic New York in The House of Mirth and the Western Isles as Jupiter in 2001- A Space Odyssey. Silver Screen Scotland provides Scots, tourists, film fans and film-makers with a concise A-Z guide to Scotland in film. Packed full with intriguing information, little-known facts and striking photographs, it is an indispensable guide to Scotland's contribution to cinema and will raise the eyebrows of even the most knowledgeable film buffs.Scotland has always punched more than its weight when it comes to big screen entertainment, be it through vintage comedies such as Whisky Galore! and Local Hero, cult classics like The Wicker Man and Highlander, the Oscar triumph of Braveheart or the phenomenon of Trainspotting. Now comes Silver Screen Scotland, a highly entertaining and informative book that pulls together all the facts, figures and anecdotes for the first time, resulting in th
Brian Pendreigh is a freelance film journalist based in Edinburgh. As film correspondent of The Scotsman, he helped lure Franco Zefirelli and Mel Gibson to Scotland for Hamlet, wrote about Braveheart when it was at script stage and was with its star, Mel Gibson, on Oscar night. His is the author of The Legend of the Planet of the Apes.