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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.
Other P&P reviews