‘Out of the Labyrinth’ – production credits etc.

Out of the Labyrinth title


Ludwig van Beethoven  Tony Britton
Karl van Beethoven  Peter Settelen
Anton Schindler  Jonathan Burn
Stephan von Breuning  Vernon Joyner
Frau von Breuning  Yvonne Wells
Housekeeper  Clare Welch
Doctor  Stuart Hood


Director  Gordon Stainforth
Research, script and production  Gordon Stainforth
Production Assistant  Giles Foster
Lighting cameraman  Peter Ormrod
Sound Recordist  Andrew Piddington
Camera Assistant  Patrick Duval
Sound Assistant  Pat Whittaker

Costumes  Berman’s and Nathan’s
Beethoven’s wig  Wig Creations
Drapes  Jeff Baggott
‘Copy’ of Beethoven sketch  Michael Heckford
Sound Mixing  RCA Film School
Film Laboratories  Ranks (rushes) and Filmatic (final print with commag sound track)
Digital transfer (2015)  iDailies

Filmed on location, 19-29 November 1974:
Ranger’s Lodge, Hyde Park
Benington Castle, Hertfordshire
Forty Hill near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Additional footage by Gordon Stainforth, Vienna, August, 1974

Shot on 16mm film:
Black and white: Kodak Plus-X and Double-X
Colour: Kodak Eastman Color 7254

Cameras used:
Eclair NPR
Beaulieu mute camera for additional footage in Vienna

Beethoven musical extracts used:
Piano Sonata No.29 in B Flat Major, Op.106 ‘Hammerklavier’
(3rd & 4th movements) – Charles Rosen, CBS Classics, 1971
String Quartet No.15 in A Minor, Op.132
(III: ‘Heiliger Dankgesang’) – Quartetto Italiano, Philips, 1968
String Quartet No.16 in F, Op.135 (IV: ‘Es muss sein!It must be!’
– Quartetto Italiano, Philips, 1968
Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op.123 (III: Credo: ‘Et vitam venturi’)
– Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI, 1966

Royal College of Art Film School 1975
16mm black & white and colour. Running time:  32:42

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