|Bill Holloway and his camera|
Directing A Voyage to ArcturusMy general reaction is that a person would probably not enjoy it (or understand it at all) without having first read the book. The special effects are minimal, many important scenes are omitted, and the ending of the film in no way does justice to the powerful climax of the book. Still, for such an ambitious project there are many good scenes. I found the portrayal of Krag particularly good, and that of Maskull not so good. I would recommend, for group showings, that someone who has read the book give a brief outline of the story of Lindsay’s ideas before the viewing.
Bill was a kind and interesting man, and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. The DVD of A Voyage to Arcturus is still available here, or you can see the seventy minute film on YouTube here, along with a short nine minute interview with Bill here (the same interview is on the DVD).
|The cover to the DVD|