Burke & Hare (2010)

'A' Camera Clapperboard

Stock #74741

A clapperboard from the comedy thriller: Burke and Hare. Based on the story of a pair of famous murderers, the film follows William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis) as they fall into the money-making business of providing corpses for a medical school in Edinburgh in the nineteenth century.

One of the most iconic and memorable aspects of the movie making industry has to be the clapperboard. For decades this has been a vital piece of equipment that enables not just sound and image to be synchronised, but to also advise the viewer of the raw footage the exact details of the upcoming shot. The simple monochromatic device has become a symbolic image synonymous with films, and is still used to this day.

This original production-used insert clapperboard reads “Burke & Hare” and features a ‘Ealing studios’ emblem engraved into the plastic slate, with the Director “John Landis” and Cinematographer “John Mathieson” engraved below. “A Cam” has been engraved at the bottom right hand corner. The clapstick remains firmly attached and has a magnet fitted into it to keep it secure, remaining in good working order with a sharp snap when closed.

Lightly used on the production, this piece has minor marks to the finish on the clapstick, but remains in very good condition.

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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