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  • Short Summary

    Silly suggestions for making everyday 'annoyances' better eg portable parkometer.

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    CU. Man holding telephone, and searching through massive Directory for number. CU. Section of page, of German telephone directory. CU. Hand removing stamps from machine. MS. People with stamps they have collected from machine with them on the tongue of a Post Office employee who stands beside the machine with his tongue out. CU. Man eating cheese-roll. The man eating and reading his newspaper at the same time, without looking, he puts out his hand picks up his plate and eats it. CU. Man eating tea-cup. CU. Tray of glasses being filled, pan up to MS. man entering room where party is being held. All the male guests are holding onto straps which are hanging from the ceiling and the new arrival has a shooting stick fixed to his trousers, which is an idea to stop fatigue at cocktail parties. CU. Guest at the party strap hanging. MS. Waiter pouring drinks into the strap-hanging guests. CU. Gramophone being used to wind wool, pan up to MS. old lady who is unwinding the wool. MS. Man sitting reading newspaper with the gramophone in foreground. Girl in bed with a picture of her favourite film-star painted on her pillow before going to sleep she caresses the picture. MS. Through windscreen of Mercedes as Volkswagen pulls out into its path, the Mercedes just gets by the car and after passing raises a sign "Idiot" in the rear window of car. Shot in driving mirror of car showing a following Mercedes trying to overtake. Shot from inside Volkswagen as the car overtakes, the driver as he is passing waves to the female driver of the Volkswagen, when the car gets in front of the Volkswagen he puts up a sign in back window saying "I Like You". CU. Woman driver pulling a cord inside her car. Shot through windscreen of Mercedes showing the Volkswagen now in front, with sign in the back window saying "Denkste". Various shots of cars going along street trailing polythene bags fixed to their exhausts. Various shots of motorists selling polythene bags full of exhaust fumes at a booth in the street. CU. Pedestrian trying to cross road, he is holding in his hand a torch which emits a cloud of fog, when the cars slow down because of the fog, he crosses the road. Ms. Man parking his Volkswagen, he gets out and takes his own parking meter from back seat of his car and sets it up beside his car. CU. Man putting coin in his own parking meter. Shot through windscreen of car as it comes up to cross roads, controlled by policeman. The policeman is sitting back in the middle of the road in a swivel armchair. Shot taken from the armchair as the policeman swings himself round and round in circles. CU. Sign on door in German "Neurotic Cellar", man opens the door and enters the cellar, he smashes and jumps on all the crockery which is arranged around the cellar.

    (Mute F.G.)

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:36:00 / 01:06:26:00
    UN 3441 A

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