LevelItem
Ref NoGUA/9/1/1/47
TitleNorman Mailer
DateAugust 1997
Extent2 VHS and 2 mp4 (87.5 MB and 8.5 MB)
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
Leagas Delaney
DescriptionFour versions of a black and white advert with sound promoting a Guardian feature containing exclusive extracts from Norman Mailer's new book which began on 30 August 1997. The advert shows footage of Norman Mailer which is annotated with white pen until his image resembles Jesus. The advert ends on a shot of the Guardian and Weekend Guardian and gospel music.

a). Commentary: "He's one of the world's most infamous writers. This hard-drinking, wife-stabbing womaniser once helped free a killer who killed again. In his new book, The Gospel according to the Son, he enters the mind of the son of God. Just who does he think he is? Read the exclusive interview and extracts from Norman Mailer's controversial new book, starting in Saturday's Guardian." The advert is preceded by a title screen providing the date 28 August 1997 and other details. The VHS is marked as version 1. Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 00.40 on the mp4 file.

b). Similar to a). but a shorter edit. The advert is preceded by a title screen providing the date 28 August 1997 and other details. The VHS is marked as version 1. Duration: 10 seconds. The advert starts at 02.42 on the mp4 file.

c). Similar to a). but with slightly modified commentary relating to tomorrow's Guardian rather than Saturday's. The advert is preceded by a title screen providing the date 28 August 1997 and other details. The VHS is marked as version 1. Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 04.42 on the mp4 file.

d). Similar to c). but a shorter edit. The advert is preceded by a title screen providing the date 28 August 1997 and other details. The VHS is marked as version 1. Duration: 10 seconds. The advert starts at 06.42 on the mp4 file.

e). Similar to c). but with a slightly modified commentary. The VHS is marked as version 2. Duration 30 seconds. The advert starts at 00.00 on the mp4 file.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording

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