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    Item about the future of the air travel.

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    A vision of the future - air traffic. Location of events unknown.

    Title frame: A Vision of the Future. Air Traffic. ca. 1918. Pan right as workers walk in front of aeroplane (large for its time; with twin propellers and a big boxy central section for people or whatever else; Ca. Giulio Cesare on side). CU pilots seated; 2 men still standing up in plane; another man climbing in; activity preparing for flight; one man hands goggles to another. Fairly close Side view Aeroplane: propellor turning; pan rt.; 3 workers ready to help push plane; CU tail; with group of US soldiers standing in BG. Front view whole plane; turns rt. Side view with crew in their roofless Cabin. Plane turns all the way round.

    LS plane across field; takeoff! Plane lifts into air. Plane flying toward camera & overhead. Shot from the plane; looking down at fields. Then a cool shot looking across between upper and lower wings; with bars and wires criss-crossed; ground below seen in BG; plane turns; giving great impression of movement. Tracking shot of other aeroplane flying. US from ground: aeroplane turns; and 4 other planes fly into view- -this must be the traffic part. Finally; shot looking across field; flat as far as one can see; as air plane appears from distance and starts landing. Plane taxis toward camera.

    Transportation; travel; technology; design. Aviation.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:31:00 / 01:12:28:00
    ON 115 J

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