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Filming Assheton Gorton

On Thu, 8 May, 2014 - 00:07
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Suryaprabha
Alexey Moskvin and I had the pleasure of filming an in-depth interview with the legendary Assheton Gorton, production designer of Antonioni’s Blow Up, Ridley Scott’s Legend and Richard Lester’s The Bed-Sitting Room.
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I have just learned of Asshton’s passing. I had a brief friendship and deep respect for him when I was the location manager for THE FRENCH LIEUTENEANT’S WOMAN ijn 1980. I moved away from the UK shortly after and now reside in Bwerlin and France.

I would be very interested to view the filmed interview with him, and also to learn of his connection to the Buddhit Centre. I moved to France to take part in a Buddhist community in South West France 16 years ago.

Many Greetings

Barry Beckett

www.barrybeckettphotography.com

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Hi Barry, thanks for your interest. I met Assheton just the once to film an interview on behalf, not of ‘the Buddhists’, but of my union BECTU’s history archive. This is the tool to find it https://www.bectu.org.uk/advice-resources/history-project/search?keywords=assheton+gorton&dated=&craft=&work_area=&gender=&x=0&y=0 though unfortunately it turns up zero which, I discover, is to do with the site being in the process of upgrading. They tell me it is there somewhere. Best wishes, Suryaprabha

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Hi Barry

I’ve just been informed that Assheton’s interview is now online https://historyproject.org.uk/content/0650

All the best

Suryaprabha