The Unmaking of a Britflick – A memoir
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Britflick is my memoir – it reads like a diary and is absolutely true (as much as I’m prepared to admit!). It’s a screenwriter’s wryly real viewpoint of how one particular British film got made against a backdrop of cynicism, chicanery, muddle-headedness and a curious form of madness that appeared to affect almost everyone connected with it. The ‘real’ film starred a young actor who has since become internationally famous, as well as a splendid established actress. Yet even these two couldn’t save it.
As in all the best stories, things don’t go at all as they should, and somewhere amid the cockups, misunderstandings and scream-inducing confusions I have a real-life encounter with an absolutely marvellous and wonderful and beautiful 1920s/30s/40s danceband-style ukulele-playing singer (that’s her on the cover), and came to not only be her roadie but creep out of my shell to join her in duets, tell jokes to blameless strangers and generally make even more of a fool of myself.
There’s a bit in the book where we visit a preserved Victorian music hall in London’s east end after a gig. No one else is in there, and she does an impromptu ‘Marie Lloyd’ on the stage, her voice soaring as Marie’s must once have done in that same place. Sheer magic. In the end it magically bears witness to the great transformative powers of love and self-belief.
Read extracts from The Unmaking of a Britflick HERE
The Unmaking of a Britflick
By Robin Squire
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Black and white and colour photographs
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