• Short Summary

    ONE OF SPAIN'S GREATEST TOURIST-PULLING ATTRACTIONS GOT UNDER WAY TODAY (TUESDAY). IT'S THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL?

  • Description

    1.
    CU SIGN "PAMPLONA"
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    2.
    GV PAMPLONA PAN TO CITY GATES
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    3.
    GV PEOPLE DANCE IN STREETS
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    4.
    SV DITTO
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    5.
    BIG GV DITTO
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    6.
    CU MAN PLAYS BRASS INSTRUMENT
    0.28

    7.
    SV POLICE TRY TO CONTROL DANCERS
    0.32

    8.
    GV BULLS IN CORAL
    0.36

    9.
    GV ENTRANCE TO BULL-RING
    0.41

    10.
    SV YOUTHS UP TREE
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    11.
    BIG GV CROWD IN STREET
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    12.
    SV PEOPLE WATCH
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    13.
    SV BULLS CHASE PEOPLE ALONG STREET
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    14.
    GV PEOPLE RUNNING
    1.05

    15.
    SV MORE BULLS IN STREET
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    16.
    GV CROWD WATCH
    1.10

    17.
    CU BOY SQUIRTS WINE INTO MOUTH
    1.12

    18.
    SV YOUTHS DANCING
    1.21



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ONE OF SPAIN'S GREATEST TOURIST-PULLING ATTRACTIONS GOT UNDER WAY TODAY (TUESDAY). IT'S THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SAN FORMIN IN PAMPLONA. BY TRADITION, THE FESTIVAL IN THIS NORTHERN SPANISH CITY WAS SET IN MOTION WITH THE BULL CHARGE THROUGH THE STREETS.

    PAMPLONA'S POPULATION OF 100,000 HAS DOUBLED FOR THE EIGHT-DAY CELEBRATIONS IN MEMORY OF THIS SAINT. HOTELS HAVE BEEN BOOKED OUT A YEAR IN ADVANCE, AND PRICES OF ALMOST EVERYTHING HAVE TREBLED.

    AS MIDNIGHT STRIKES, CROWDS POUR INTO THE STREETS. FRENZIED DANCING TO THE LOCAL BRASS BAND WHIPS UP EXCITEMENT AS THE TIME FOR THE BULL-CHARGE APPROACHES.

    A DOZEN OR SO BULLS, WHICH ARE CORRALLED OVERNIGHT, ARE THEN LET LOOSE TO RUN A GAUNTLET OF BOTH TERROR AND BRAVERY TO THE CITY'S BULLRING, ABOUT A KILOMETRE AWAY.

    THE LESS-BRAVE TAKE TO TREES OR SEEK REFUGE BEHIND THE BARRICADES LINING THE STREETS. BUT THE BRAVER ONES. RUNNING THROUGH THE STREETS, WITH THE SNORTING BULLS CHARGING BEHIND THEM, THEY DEFY THE DANGER OF BEING CORED.

    THE BULLS SAFELY IN THE RING, THE CROWD RELAXES WITH DRINKING AND MORE DANCING. OLE!
    HISTORICAL NOTE: THE PAMPLONA FESTIVAL GAINED ITS NOW WORLD-FAMOUS REPUTATION FOLLOWING ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S "THE SUN ALSO RISES," ONE OF HIS EARLY NOVELS IN WHICH THE SEQUEL WAS BASED ON THE BULL-CHARGING CELEBRATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2UMRB5SV2C1Q98RS6T3IPPUGF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UMRB5SV2C1Q98RS6T3IPPUGF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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