The Beacon! 1931

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    C/U of a brazier - which used to be used to lure sailors to their doom. Then shot of the Lizard Lighthouse in Cornwall.

    M/S of the lighthouse. Low angle shot of the tower. M/S of waves crashing on the shore. High angle shot of the coast, man stands on the rocks then climbs up towards the camera. The rotating mechanism of the lamp has to be wound up every hour. C/U of man winding the handle. C/U of lighthouse keeper turning the lamp and cleaning the metal slats. "A shaft of light across the land, A friendly beam athwart the sea." Shot of the lamp turning at night. Lighthouse keeper seen in the light of the lamp at night as it turns - C/U of his face.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 694.

    Safety print only - original decomposed and destroyed - evidence of decomposition on safety print.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    15399
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    914.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:09:00 / 01:02:29:00
    Canister:
    EP 176
    Sort Number:
    EP 176
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