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Collection Overview

Creator:
Windborne Productions
Title:
Windborne Productions Recordings of Ernest Gordon
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/np193f09w
Dates:
1991 May
Size:
1 box
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of eleven Betacam video tapes containing an interview of Ernest Gordon (1916-2002) about his capture and internment in the Japanese camps in Burma and Siam (now Myanmar and Thailand) during World War II, along with raw scenes, stills, and B-roll. The videos were shot in the Princeton University Chapel in May 1991 by Windborne Productions, which was then working on a project to turn Gordon's book Through the Valley of the Kwai into a feature film.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of eleven Betacam video tapes containing recordings of an interview of Ernest Gordon (1916-2002), along with raw scenes, stills, and B-roll. The videos were shot in the Princeton University Chapel in May 1991 by Windborne Productions under the direction of Karen Pascal. At the time, Windborne had optioned Gordon's book Through the Valley of the Kwai to make a feature film, so the interview focuses on Gordon's capture and internment in the Japanese camps in Burma and Siam (now Myanmar and Thailand) during World War II. The company did not ultimately succeed in making the film, but portions of these interviews were later used to create short episodes for a Canadian television program called 100 Huntley Street.

Arrangement

Arrangement follows a numerical scheme implemented by the creator.

Collection Creator Biography:

Windborne Productions

Windborne Productions is a Canadian television and film production company that specializes in documentaries and dramas. Filmmaker Karen Pascal is the founder and president.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Karen Pascal in 2018 (AM 2018-64).

Appraisal

No materials were removed from the collection during 2019 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in January 2019. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in January 2019.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Windborne Productions Recordings of Ernest Gordon; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/np193f09w
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1