• Short Summary

    POZOBLANCO, NR CORDOBA & SEVILLE, SPAIN

    Thousands lined the streets of Seville on September 28 in tribute to bullfighter Francisco Rivera who died on September 26 after being badly gored during his last bullfight of the season at Pozoblanco.

  • Description

    SEPTEMBER 29 - POZOBLANCO, NEAR CORDOBA (TVE)
    1. GV Spanish bullfighter Paquirre gored by bull, carried from ring. (3 SHOTS) 0.34
    2. SV Paquirre being treated in infirmary; his trousers are cut away around wound. 0.58
    3. CU Paquirre lying on table, drinking water, speaking to people around table. 1.17
    4. SV People carrying coffin. 1.28
    SEPTEMBER 28 - SEVILLE (TVE)
    5. SV Paquirre's widow led through large crowd by police. (2 SHOTS) 1.38
    6. GVs Coffin is carried through large crowd, crowd applauding. (2 SHOTS) 1.48
    1968 - SEVILLE (BLACK & WHITE) (VISLIB) - MUTE
    7. GVs Paquirre "fighting" a bull as crowd cheers, Paquirre acknowledges cheering. (3 SHOTS) 2.06
    InitialsASG/JRS

    SPORTS: BULLFIGHTING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: POZOBLANCO, NR CORDOBA & SEVILLE, SPAIN

    Thousands lined the streets of Seville on September 28 in tribute to bullfighter Francisco Rivera who died on September 26 after being badly gored during his last bullfight of the season at Pozoblanco. Rivera, who appeared under the name of "Paquirre", had been a bullfighter for some eighteen years and had fought over two thousand bulls. He had talked of retiring in the near future, but he died at 36 on the way to the Cordoba military hospital after being tossed three times by a bull. Paquirre was a heart-throb of millions, and during his carer rose from a poor background to become a millionaire while still in his twenties. The shock over Paquirre's death was heightened by the fact that shortly after being injured, he was able to talk to television reporters and the true extent of his injuries was not immediately apparent. He is the first matador to be fatally injured for ten years; modern medical treatment has ensured that most bullfighters recover from their wounds. Paquirre himself had been gored several times over the years. As the funeral procession drove through the crowds, many bystanders threw flowers. The hearse was followed by several cars containing fellow matadors and wreaths from bullfighting societies. The cortege stooped briefly at the Maestranza bull ring, where Paquirre had performed many times, before moving on to San Ferdinand cemetery. The effect of Paquirre's death on the Spanish public has been likened to the widespread mourning which followed the death in 1947 of Manuel Rodriguez - "Manolete" - one of the sport's most celebrated exponents.

    Source: TVE/REUTERS LIBRARY

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABMCT9GWOQEKY54MFAB44866MS
    Media URN:
    VLVABMCT9GWOQEKY54MFAB44866MS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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