• Short Summary

    A gorilla called Sophie creates an abstract painting. Rotterdam, Holland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Darwin was right.

    Sophie the gorilla creates abstract paintings. Rotterdam, Holland.

    M/S man looking at abstract exhibition of art. C/U one of the paintings. L/S table and chair in the room, Sophie the gorilla appears through the door pulling personal attendant Chris Baris with her, she gets onto the chair.

    C/U one of Sophie's feet gripping a leg of the table. M/S Chris handing Sophie a drawing board, paintbrush and paint. C/U as Sophie takes the brush and proceeds to paint, she sniffs the brush before continuing. M/S as she puts the brush into the paint pot and carries on.

    C/U Chris watching her. M/S Sophie painting, C/U as she looks very stern. Various shots as she mixes paint in bowl. C/U Sophie licking paint off her hands. M/S as she lifts up her finished painting and ducks behind it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1660.09
    Media URN:
    70897
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:27:00 / 01:15:41:00
    Canister:
    60/1

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