Tropic Matters 1911

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    Sub title reads: "Our Jungle Cameraman sends us his weekly report from the Amazon."

    M/S of an Amazonian man hand cranking a movie camera. He looks directly into the camera that is filming him. Intertitle reads: "Monday subject photographed 'Darwin's Pal'." M/Ss of a small monkey eating something (images badly decomposed) - probably unusable.

    "Tuesday subject photographed 'Hornbill - a parrot with an ambitious nose'." - M/Ss of Hornbill - also decomposed.

    "Wednesday subject photographed 'Two hoots - this is not a Scotch joke'." Two strange looking birds - owls?

    "Thursday subject photographed 'Wombat - he wears his rings on his tail'." L/S of two wombats (presumably although they don't look like wombats to me!).

    "Thursday P.M. subject photographed 'Cranes and aigrettes - all dressed up and nowhere to go'." - Birds fly past the camera. Various shots of the birds - images quite badly decomposed.

    "Friday 'Went fishing. P.S. Please okay expense accounts. Benny'." - Ends here.

    Note: most images unusable due to decomposition damage. This is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate.

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    British Pathé
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    Media URN:
    36600
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1002.11
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:27:00 / 01:27:55:00
    Canister:
    EP 145
    Sort Number:
    EP 145
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