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Margaret Tait bibliography

A.B., 'Celluloid Experiment', The Scotsman, August 1954.

Aurand, Ute, 'Margaret Tait', Margaret Tait Film Tour Programme Brochure, (Berlin: Ute Aurand, 1994)

Aurand, Ute, 'Die Filmpoetin Margaret Tait ist gestorben', Film, No. 6, 1999, pp 4-5

Bell, Gavin, 'A Reel Visionary', The Scotsman, 27 September 2000, p.14

Brown, George Mackay, article on 'Hugh MacDiarmid: A portrait', The Orcadian, 13th December 1979

Burch, Noel, 'Narrative/Diegesis-Thresholds, limits', Screen, Vol. 23 No. 2, July-August 1982, pp 30-31

Cook, Ben, and Todd, Peter, 'Margaret Tait', National Film Theatre Programme Booklet, October 2000, pp 34-35

Crichton, Torcuil, 'Film Honour for Orkney's Movie Poet', Sunday Herald (Glasgow), 17 September 2000, p.10

Curtis, David, 'Britain's Oldest Experimentalist…Margaret Tait', Vertigo, No.9, Summer 1999, pp 62-63

Elley, Derek, 'Blue Black Permanent", review, Variety, 14th December 1992

Fabig, Monika, 'Report about Women Filmmakers in Independent Film - Germaine Dulac, Maya Deren, Margaret Tait', (Hamburg: Monika Fabig), unpublished 1987

Film User, 'Portrait of Ga', review, Film User Vol. 9 Issue 100. February 1955, p 108.

Film User, 'The Drift Back', review, Film User Vol. 11 Issue 130. August 1957, p.340

Finch, David, 'Film-Maker as poet', European Media Art Festival (1st-11th September) Catalogue, Osnabruck, 1988

French, Phillp, 'Blue Black permanent' Observer, 4 April 1993, p.54

Grigor, Murray, 'Margaret Tait', obituary, The Independent, 12 May 1999, p.6

Grigor, Murray, 'The Films of Margaret Tait', 24th Edinburgh International film Festival brochure, 1970, pp. 52-54

Hammond, Wally, 'Blue Black Permanent', review, Time Out, 31 March - 7 April 1993, p.6

Issacs, Jeremy, 'Storm Over 4: A Personal Account', (London: Weidenfield & Nicholson, 1989), p.173

Johnston, Sheila, 'Blue Black Permanent', review, Independent, 2 April 1993 p.16

Krikorian, Tamara, 'On the Mountain and Land Makar: Landscape and Townscape in Margaret Tait's Work', Undercut, No.7/8, Spring 1983, pp 17-19

Leggett, Mike, 'Margaret Tait' in A Directory of British Film & Video Artists, edited by Curtis, David (Luton: John Libby Media/London: Arts Council of England, 1996), pp 190-192 Buy from

Leggett, Mike, 'The Autonomous Film-Maker: Margaret Tait Films & Poems 1951-76', unpublished article, 1979

Leggett, Mike, 'On the Mountain', review, Time Out, No. 522 18 April 1980, p.45

Le Grice, Malcolm, 'First Festival of Independent British Cinema', Studio International, May-June 1975

McKibbin, Tony, 'Scottish Cinema: A Victim Culture?', Cencrastus, No. 73, 2002, p.25-29

macneacail, aonghas, 'primula scotia at yesnaby' (for Margaret Tait: 1918-1999), poem, The Orcadian, 17 May 1999

Malcolm, Derek, 'Blue Black Permanent', review, the Guardian, 1 April 1993, p. 5

Maxford, Howard, 'Blue Black Permanent', review, What's On In London 7 April 1993 p. 35

Moir, Jan, 'First Person Highly Singular', The Guardian, 31 March 1993, pp 8-9

Orcadian, The 'Three Jubilee Film Shows', The Orcadian, 22 September 1977

P.C., 'Rose Street Film Festival', Edinburgh Evening Dispatch, August 1954

Petrie, Duncan, Screening Scotland, (London: British Film Institute, 2000), pp.164-5, p.168 Buy from

Pirie, Alex, 'Margaret Tait Film Maker 1918-1999: Indications Influence Outcomes', Poem Film Film Poem, No. 6, 2000, pp 1-12

Redding, Judith M. and Victoria Brownworth, 'Margaret Tait' in Film Fatales, (Seattle: Seal Press), pp 109-111

Reyner, J.L., 'Margaret Tait', obituary, The Guardian 13 May 1999, p. 22

Reynolds, Lucy, 'Colour Poems' in the programme notes for 'Garden Pieces' a single screen touring programme on the theme of the garden. Doubles as Poem Film Film Poem, No. 9 February 2001 pp. 1-2

Shure, Robert, 'The Long Light Days of Margaret Tait', Umbrella, published by Richard Demarco Gallery, Vol. 1 No. 2, March 1972

Sparrow, Felicity, 'Garden Pieces' in the programme notes for Garden Pieces: A Touring Programme on the theme of the Garden, doubles as Poem Film Film Poem, No. 9, February 2001, pp 1-2

Stevenson, Gerda, 'Margaret Tait', obituary, Scotsman, 5 May 1999

Stevenson, Gerda, 'The Late Margaret Tait, Film-maker- An appreciation', The Orcadian, 17 May 1999

Sussex, Elizabeth, 'Margaret Tait, Film-maker', The Financial Times, 9 September 1970

Sussex, Elizabeth, 'Margaret Tait', obituary, The Guardian, 13 May 1999, p.22

Tait, Margaret, 'A Few Notes about Film and Poetry', Poem Film Film Poem, No.2, November 1997, pp 4-5

Tait, Margaret, 'Films by Margaret Tait', statement, Time Out No. 22 18 April 1980, p. 45

Tait, Margaret, 'Garden Pieces, Their Slow Evolution', Poem Film Film Poem, No. 5, December 1999, pp 1-3

Tait, Margaret, 'The Hen and the Bees: Legends and Lyrics', poems, (Edinburgh: M.C. Tait, 1960). Cover by Robin Philipson.

Tait, Margaret, 'Subjects and Sequences', poems (Edinburgh: M.C. Tait, 1960)

Tait, Margaret, 'Lane Furniture: A book of Stories' (Edinburgh: M.C. Tait, 1959)

Tait, Margaret, 'Origins and Elements', poems (Edinburgh: M.C. Tait, 1959)

Tait, Margaret, 'The Grassy Stories: Short Stories for Children' (Edinburgh: M.C. Tait, 1959)

'Today's Cinema'. Experimental film magazine in Orkneys. Vol. 88 Issue 7765, 30 April 1957, p. 4

Todd, Peter. 'The Margaret Tait Project', Media Education Journal, Issue 33, Spring 2003 pp. 27-30

Times, The, 'Margaret Tait', obituary, The Times, 28 May 1999, p.31

Winn, Joss, 'Preserving the Handpainted Films of Margaret Tait', MA Dissertation, Norwich, 2002 (unpublished)

Yates, Robert, 'Blue Black Permanent', review, Sight and Sound, April 1993 p.43

Compiled by Alice Fraser, November 2002. Updated by peter Todd January 2004.

This bibliography has been compiled from a number of sources, including photocopies in the papers of Margaret Tait. To help those interested, partial details have been provided, and will be updated should further information become available.

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