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    Unedited material ("cuts", "rushes" or "out takes") from the Colour Pictorial item "Eternal Spring" from issue number CP 709.

    The story concerns springtime in various countries.

    Aerial shots of beautiful beaches and the hotels and houses on the sides of cliffs - possibly Bermuda. Aerial shots of small islands, moving shots from an aircraft of yachts at sea. Aerial shots of fields and houses by the sea.

    M/S of large building - possibly in Thailand. Various shots of Thai temples - some from low angles. Shots of statues and architecture of the buildings. C/Us of statues, doorways etc.

    Various shots of young girls in Czechoslovakia where they are celebrating Easter. M/S of girl and mother in traditional dress.

    Short shot of Thai temple.

    Wedding scenes in Czechoslovakia. Bride wears white, the groom is in military costume. Some of the guests are in traditional costume. Various shots of the wedding party leaving the church. C/Us of woman in traditional dress. The wedding party leave the church on a large bus.

    M/S of a field of flowers - lilies I think. Men pick the flowers. Sunset behind a plant with spiky leaves. Another sunset behind a tree. A street parade is seen, a float with beauty queens in blue dresses surrounded by flowers passes the camera. Group of majorettes walk towards the camera. C/U of a black man in a hat decorated with flowers taking a photograph. Various shots of two men in a pantomime cow outfit. This section Bermuda I think.

    M/S of mother and daughter in traditional dress. C/U of a bouquet of flowers that the little girl is holding (short shot). C/U of the girl - cute. C/U of the mother.

    Group of four young black children watching the parade. M/S of a group of people parading in fancy dress. There are a few real characters! Man approaches camera carrying a sign which reads: "Repent - The end is at hand in June. (Would you believe August)". Young black girl waves at the parade. M/S of group of white people who sit on chairs to watch the parade. They look very posh - one woman looks through lorgnettes.

    C/U of pink flower (petunia?). C/Us of other flowers. High angle shots of a marching band in a street parade. More shots of the parade - marching bands, dancers, audiences watching from balconies, children waving, people taking photographs, women riding bikes with huge bunches of flowers on the front, C/U of woman in a strange hat, spectators in treetops for a good view, Scottish marching band, guitar made of flowers, float featuring Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy made of flowers (short shot), trophy being awarded, box of flowers, group of people fixing flowers to their float.

    Various shots of traditional dancers in traditional dress - Czechoslovakia?

    Man working on a flower sculpture.

    Various shots of beautiful beaches.

    Girls hide inside a wooden shed. They peek around the door frame. They run out of the hut.

    Traditional Thai dancing. C/Us of a woman in traditional Thai costume performing a dance with lots of expressive hand movements. M/S of group of people at an outdoor restaurant watching the dancing display. Shots of the fountains in the garden, the diners, the dancers (including a male dancer who looks very feminine - lots of make up and feminised movements).

    Busy street with modern building in background. Tuk-tuks. This looks like Bangkok. L/S of a large roundabout with large sculptures in the middle. This may be a Bangkok landmark (long time since I was there!) L/S of the dancers, two women sit at a table in the garden and watch their show.

    Farmer in a beret walks through a field. C/U of two cows. L/S of a village in the mist - could be a Czechoslovakian village. Various short shots - too short to be used.

    Aerial shots of coastline - probably Bermuda.

    Various shots of the Czechoslovakian wedding.

    Men pick lilies - various shots. C/U of lilies. Exteriors of large house and gardens full of flowers - probably in Bermuda. C/U of middle aged couple looking at the flowers and smiling. C/Us of the flowers - panning shots. C/U of water lilies. L/S of a blue painted house with a balcony. Various shots of rather grand houses and streets of Bermuda.

    M/S of an aircraft with an open door presumably to the luggage compartment. Man drives a small truck which pulls a trolley. The trolley is laden down with boxes. A man sits on the boxes. Men load round canisters and boxes into the plane. Various shots of the men at work. C/U of men packing the lilies into boxes and stacking them up. C/U of tape being applied to the box. On the sides the words: "The Bermuda Florist - Hamilton, Bermuda" are printed. C/U of a flower - an orchid?

    Panning aerial shots of a landscape - probably Bermuda.

    Czechoslovakian wedding party - short shot.

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    01:49:35:00 / 02:03:31:00
    CP 709 Cuts
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    CP 709 Cuts
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