JB: I wrote a book called the Identity of Man. I never saw the cover of the English edition until the book reached me in print. And yet the artist had understood exactly what was in my mind, by putting on the cover a drawing of the brain and the Mona Lisa, one on top of the other

During the course of the filming, Bronowski became ill...

I REMEMBER CARRYING HIM ON Easter Island. We were up a mountain and he was quite ill and I had to carry him - but he was a small man, and I'm fairly large and I carried him like a baby and it should have been a very moving time...
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But what Bruno was concerned about was whether we had the right camera angle on him and if the sun was in the right place - and I'm staggering back down the mountain like in some greek tragedy.

Bruno was an ego. He was difficult. He was brilliant. He was childish. He was wise. - All in the same man - peevish or magnanimous.

He was 4' 11" in height and 10' 5" in presence. I've always taught that you should have arrogance before men and humility before your subject and I learnt that from Bruno.

Adrian Malone

Source: BBC Radio, 'Proms' interval feature, 1999.