Before The Booker (2002)

Concept and creative process

Titles for a debate about which books might have won the coveted Booker Prize, should it have been awarded years ago. The debate was hosted by Clive Anderson. The title sequence consisted of a build-up of colourful dust jackets and paperback editions of best-selling novels, published over the decades preceding the launch of the Booker and going as far back as 1847. The artwork was scanned into a digital editor and manipulated on-screen, with mixes between changes of scale and changes of camera angle to create the final montage. This was thrown out of focus to make a more legible background for the programme title, set in Typewriter font.

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