Ultra Close-Ups Beware - Other Colour Pics… 1956

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    Extreme C/U of a round metal disc with a kind of latticework over the top of it; fade out. C/U of a man holding a nail in his fingertips as commentator asks "Did you, to start with, hit this nail on the head?"; the man turns the nail so we see the top of the head, as in the extreme C/U.

    Commentator says "And now guess what this is..." as we see extreme C/U panning over a crumbly yellow surface with veins of grey or blue; fade out. C/U of an object in semidarkness; it is illuminated and we see it is a chunk of Gorgonzola cheese.

    Extreme C/U of what looks like hundreds of tiny chocolate flakes seen from above in a cup; fade out. Extreme C/U of something that looks like the bark of an old flaky tree; it appears to be moving slightly; fade out. As a clue, the commentator says "There's no whatever it was without this", and we see extreme C/U of the head of a match (sorry - it's unmistakable!). C/U of a cigarette sticking up out of a piece of red felt fabric as a hand comes into shot to strike a match and light the fag. It looks like there must be someone under the fabric taking a drag as we see the lit end flare and smoke. Commentator says "Now glance round and see how many people are lighting-up". (The 'flaky tree' was extreme C/U of cigarette ash.)

    This has to be one of the best pieces of 'quirky' music ever!

    Note: see CP 59 and CP 114 for further editions of this quiz.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1996
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    41.06
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:06:00 / 01:12:04:00
    Canister:
    CP 067
    Sort Number:
    CP 067
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