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    Oshima, Japan.

    All shots in this film are suffering so badly from decomposition that I would suggest the film is completely unusable.

    "In a far-off island, where the sea can be rough - and kind by turns." L/S of waves crashing over rocks. High angle shot of a harbour - very badly decomposed - unusable. "Even rough weather has its compensations, however, for driftwood is the aftermath of the storm." Men carry barrels on their head - very badly decomposed - unusable.

    "The girls of Oshima, however, have another claim to fame - their long hair. If they wore it loose they'd trip over it." Shot missing. "Coiled on top of their head, it makes a good shock-absorber. The evidence..." C/U of back of woman's head. L/S of beach scene.

    Note: this is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate. Image damage is quite bad - probably unusable.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:32:00 / 02:01:48:00
    EP 189
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    EP 189
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