Lanark: a fragment of intended screenplay

In 1983 Alasdair Gray was contacted by the film producer, Ian Brown, and the director Sandy Johnston, who commissioned him to write a film script of his novel, Lanark. Working with Sandy, he produced three quarters of a script with storyboard – drawings showing scenes and camera angles. The film, planned to run for nearly 3 hours with an intermission, pleased and interested many film technicians, but no financiers. Gray could make an illustrated book of it if a publisher showed interest.

Here follows screenplay and storyboards, based on episodes in chapters 5 and 6. It was printed in
Soho Square, 1988, a collection of work published by Bloomsbury of London.

Please note: if you have a slow modem these storyboards
may take a while to download, please be patient.

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