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Making ‘Junk’

Synopsis
A video-based teaching pack on Barry Purchese’s adaptation of ‘Junk’, the Melvin Burgess novel of teenage heroin addiction. Includes: interviews with Burgess, the production team and cast of ‘Junk’; extensive footage of the production process from first read-through to final edit; shot-by-shot analyses of key scenes; discussion of viewpoint, character, moral and editorial constraints.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 40 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £19.50 (inc. VAT +p&p)
Notes
'Junk’ was broadcast on BBC2 on 8/8/99.
Documentation
Accompanying book.
Subjects
Drama; Media studies
Keywords
drama in English; Fiction in English; film and video production techniques; heroin addiction; television drama

Credits

Contributor
Melvin Burgess

Production Company

Name

English and Media Centre

Email
info@englishandmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0207 359 8080
Fax
020 7354 0133
Address
18 Compton Terrace
NW1 1RX
N1 2UN

Distributor

Name

National Association for the Teaching of English

Email
info@nate.org.uk
Web
http://www.nate.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0114 255 5419
Fax
0114 255 5296
Address
50 Broadfield Road
Sheffield
S8 0XJ

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