A production used clapperboard from the set of the 1968 British war film The Long Day's Dying.
Set in Europe during WWII and starring David Hemmings, the film sees three British soldiers trapped behind enemy lines and desperate to get back. The three men, all very different, soon find themselves with a German prisoner of war, increasing tensions even further.
The clapperboard has fabric tape attached to the bottom, upon which is written 'DAY/EXT 27-1-68', identifying the day it was used. On the front of the board 'PROD: "THE LONG DAY'S DYING"' is written, along with the names of the director and camera operator, Peter Collinson and Brian Probyn respectively. Beneath their names are some faded numbers. A piece of card is taped on the back of the board, on which someone has written details about the number of takes of certain scenes and other information.
The clapperboard is made of wood with a metal hinge. It is painted black and white with white lettering. It is worn from production use and age, with many of the edges showing the brown wood underneath. The hinge is rusted and a lot of the tape is dirtied, but it remains in good condition despite its age.
Materials: Wood, Fabric Tape, Card, Ferrous Metals.
Item size - 9.06" x 0.47" x 6.89" (23cm x 1.2cm x 17.5cm)
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