Reel to Real A Life in Film
Audio Talking Book 5 CDs
IDEAL FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO LISTEN TO A GOOD BOOK!
READ BY NOEL CRONIN “Mr Talking Pictures TV”
Introduction by fellow Footage Detective, MIKE READ.
Runs For 4hrs 42mins
This Talking Book is a 5 CD set running for almost 5 hours, read to you by Noel Cronin himself. It tells his story from schooldays to Talking Pictures TV. This is an essential listen for anyone interested in British film history. Noel takes us from schooldays in north London to a job as a post-boy at Rank, then a film editor in Soho in the swinging 60s & 70s, to starting a film distribution company, followed by the ground-breaking Talking Pictures TV. It shows the grit and determination it takes to make a living in the film business, and the leaps of faith you need to take when you’ve got a good idea.
Listen to the stories of Noel Cronin’s time in the film industry. Noel has worked with a huge variety of names including Norman Wisdom, Simon Ward, Peter Greenaway, Mickey Rooney, Bernard Hill, George Cole, Prunella Scales, Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth, Gemma Craven, Robert Llewellyn & David Carradine; as well as some of the biggest names at the executive end of the film business. Noel talks about the highs and lows of his career; the huge fun he’s had along the way with family and colleagues; the sadness of losing his beloved wife; and a battle for his integrity and that of the firm he worked so hard to establish. The CD ends on a high note, with the triumphant launch of Talking Pictures TV, arguably the greatest moment of his career. A warm and hugely entertaining romp through the golden years of British cinema, it’s an inspiration to anyone who loves film to follow their dreams.
“Perfect for insomniacs!” Noel Cronin