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Reviews of Paul Tritton's book on ACT
A Canterbury Tale - Memories of a Classic Wartime Movie
Reviews of the first edition:
- Review of Paul's ACT book by Nicky Smith
- Review of Paul's ACT book by Roger Mellor
- Review of Paul's ACT book by Steve Crook
A New Edition of the book is available from August 1st, 2006.
Interview with Paul Tritton in Kent on Sunday, November 5th, 2006.
Reviews of the second edition:
- "Intriguing content, well written, wide research. Admirable production. Far more than expected in quality, depth and scope. Still photographs have a surprising 3D quality, stunning print reproduction." CF.
- "Just a quick note to say that the new edition of your A CANTERBURY TALE book arrived a few days ago, and I want to offer my congratulations on a class product! I didn't expect the hardback, let alone the quality of the photographs. You made a good choice to go the publication route you did." DT.
- "Got the book today - a splendid production!. The glass shot that you talk about on page 117 was known as the Schufftan Process after the inventor, Eugene Schufftan. He worked at Elstree in the 1930s. A great cinematographer - eg The Hustler (1961) with Paul Newman." AF
- "Congratulations on the Mk2 Book. A great job." JP
- "Probably the best book I've read on cinema history. I hope to make my own pilgrimage to Canterbury with your book as an invaluable companion." RW
- "I bought a copy of your book, which I've enjoyed tremendously. What a fantastic source of information John Sweet's 1940s memoir must have been for you." LE
- "Just to say how marvellous your new edition is ...so beautifully produced! It's a real treasure trove." I.C.
Parkers, the printers, have had to shut up shop
so these books are no longer available
They may still be found on the second hand market.
Other P&P reviews