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  • Short Summary

    Athletics: Cambridge v Oxford showing long jump, running and pole vault.

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    Item title reads: "Light Blue athletic triumph. Oxford beaten by nine events to two..."

    Queens Club,

    Intertitle reads: " V.B.V.Powell won the long jump - 2'3 1/2" for Cambridge."
    M/S as the camera sees the approaching long jumper, watched by spectators. He hits the board, jumps into the air and lands in the sand - followed by the shot again, in slow motion
    Intertitle reads: "I. Thomas won the 3 mile race for Oxford."
    M/S six runners line up for start of 3 mile race - starter fires a pistol on the left side and they run, heading towards camera along the track. Spectators watch at the side. the runners appear to run around the track clockwise, not anti clockwise. The camera pans round following the action at speed, crowds blurred in background. L/S of the runners as they reach the finish, applauded by waiting officials. C/U of the winner.
    Intertitle reads: "R.L. Hyatt, with a fine leap of 11'3" won pole vault for Oxford."
    m/s pole vaulter running towards camera, crowd and houses in background, - action shots of the take off, climbing the pole and knocking the bar off. M/S side angle of the vault and final attempt where he clears the bar - repeated in slow motion .

    Note: catalogue entries for Lord Burghley and J.W.J Rinkle, Varsity Sports, not mentioned on captions. Good example of sporting camerawork.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:25:00 / 01:48:39:00
    G 1385

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