• Short Summary

    In the northern Italian town of Ivrea locals celebrate the carnival season by pelting each other with oranges.

  • Description

    Semi view of soldiers buying oranges in street
    Gen. view start of fight in sqe
    Long view of people on balconies throwing oranges
    Long view towards and pan past of cart thru street
    Top view of cart past
    Semi view of people throwing oranges from balcony
    Elev. top view of cart past, with crowd following and throwing oranges
    Back view of carts away

    Sound Effects: Off-stage voice describes procession thru streets and Battle of Oranges. Gen. playing of pipes as band passes thru street..

    Italy; Celebrations - Anniversaries (Impersonal), Customs
    Background: In the northern Italian town of Ivrea locals celebrate the carnival season by pelting each other with oranges.
    Hundreds of people in the northern Italian city of Ivrea to re-enact the Battle of the Oranges by pelting each other with juicy oranges.
    Every year local residents dress up as medieval noblemen and townsfolk then pelt one another with the citrus fruit.
    Legend has it that back in the 12th century the daughter of a miller rejected the advances of the town's evil lord. She cut off his head and set Ivra free from his tyranny.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAXD2B5A9HJQ1HJSBO8N99SIHU
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXD2B5A9HJQ1HJSBO8N99SIHU
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1934
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    ITALY: QUIRKY - Italians re-enact medieval battle that involves pelting oranges at each other

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