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Clip #: TFA-128A
Library: TFA Network
Filmmaker: Carl Dudley
Carl Dudley, This World of Ours, England, POV from trains, thatched roof cottage, white cliffs of Dover, Roman lighthouse, castle, Tower of London, buss and policeman, Canterbury Cathedral, Stratford upon Avon, Shakespeare statue, Holy Trinity Church. Shakespeare Memorial Theatre sign, crew rowing on river, double decker buses, Birmingham, iron and steel mills, men throwing coal into furnace, railroad car with tank, Newcastle, River Tyne, docks, shipyards, steel, man with air hammer, ocean liner Queen Mary docks in Southampton, freighters at dock, exports, men loading bags, Coventry, automobile assembly line, Sheffield, silverware, sterling plate, woman polishing silver, tableware, Bradford, textiles, millworkers homes, woolen mills, textile mills, looms, weaving wool, railyard, coal trains, colliery, coalminers, coal carts coming out of mine, miners leaving mine, dirty faced miners, London, River Thames, Tower Bridge, Picadilly Circus, Eros statue, bobbie policeman, railroad station Golden Arrow streamliner train, St Paul's cathedral, changing of the guards, Whitehall Horse guards, 10 downing Street, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben
07:01:12 POV from train window over rolling hills. English countryside. Cows/ cattle grazing. Women come out of thatched cottage. White cliffs of Dover. Picturesque shot of 2 little girls looking up at Ancient Roman lighthouse. Castle, tourists milling about outside castle, policeman in white jacket directs the traffic in front of statue of Queen Victoria. Canterbury Cathedral. Stratford upon Avon main street, Tudor buildings and people on bicycles. Statue of William Shakespeare, EXT Shakespeare museum, EXT Holy Trinity Church, EXT Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.
07:02:46 Birmingham 1950s, city centre: busy street with buses passing and man carrying stepladders past camera, overblown American V/O announces ‘Today England is modern Birmingham! Industrial capital of the Midlands’. EXT Birmingham Council House with statue of Queen Victoria. INT Birmingham iron works, sparks flying. GVS English factories. GVS Newcastle upon Tyne docks, ship-building, Swan Hunter, dock workers V/O says ‘Newcastle has played a mighty role in Britain’s history and in the forging of her Empire’.
07:04:10 Queen Mary arriving into Southampton Docks. Dock workers (stevedores) unloading ships. INT Coventry car factory. INT Sheffield silver factory, women factory workers polish silver. EXT Bradford street, terraced houses (mill workers homes) and a bus passing. INT Bradford textile mill, man working on a loom, old industries. GVS coal mine, coal passing on trolleys, miners pulling trolleys, miners past camera as they leave work for the day. Great MCU of two miners with black faces covered in coal.
07:07:20 1950s London. WS Pan across London Bridge from one bank of the Thames to another. WS Tower Bridge with boats passing underneath. HA Picadilly Circus, with large adverts for Bovril, Schweppes, ‘Guinness is good for you!’, Wriglies traffic and red bus passes round. Nice shot of statue of Eros. LA of English Policeman (Bobby) talking on a police phone, sign reads ‘Police telephone, free for use of the public... officers and cars respond to urgent calls’. INT London railway station full of people swarming around, EXT Golden Arrow train pulling out of station. EXT St. Paul's cathedral. Horse Guards on parade in Whitehall. EXT 10 Downing Street with police guard, man walks up and through front door. Nice WS Buckingham Palace with cars past, tourists watch the changing of the guard, troops parade past camera. Big Ben, LA shot, very English shot of Big Ben with a policeman in helmet looking imperiously up another very English shot of London buses passing Big Ben. Tilt up Westminster Abbey.