Take 32,000 happy, shrieking, favour waving people. Many gaily coloured-mobile-allegorical floats, with grotesque giants and?
GTV.PAN. Beach PAN to floats in procession through street.
TV. Float man in bath with footmen.
TV. Float of four poster bed followed by Victorian carriage.
SV.PAN. Occupants of coach in large masks.
TV. Float of giant and dragons.
TV. Float depicting animals.
CU. Small girl looking on.
SV. Giant monkey on float.
SV. Float of sea horses: Pixies and nymphs past camera.
SV.PAN. Giant figure of woman.
GV. Crown throw confetti at giant figures of men.
CU. Children on float.
ANGLE SHOT.Giant figure.
LV. Float depicting sun and planets.
CU.PAN. From model on float to man rowing boat.
SV. Oriental float.
TV. The procession through streets.
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Background: Take 32,000 happy, shrieking, favour waving people. Many gaily coloured-mobile-allegorical floats, with grotesque giants and pretty girls. Students showering the crowd with confetti...add them together and you have the annual carnival parade at Viareggio, Italy, filmed by VISNEWS Jan 25.
As the bizarre procession wends its way through the palm tree lined waterfront boulevards, women laugh at the huge four poster bed...children shrink back from giant gesticulating monkeys...men admire curvacious mermaids...policemen wish it would end.
Claimed to have the finest carnival parade in Europe, Viareggio certainly lived up to its reputation this year.