• Short Summary

    House of the Century, upside down house, and nuns building their own chalets.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News is Building!

    Canterbury, Kent. Various shots "House of the Century" at Canterbury. Interior shots of the living room upstairs in the house, two people walk across the room. Pan as the two people walk from the dining room into the kitchen. C/U food waste disposal switch. M/S man going to the kitchen unit, he opens the door of the fridge and then the oven door. M/S in bathroom, a woman puts plug in plughole of the sink, pan to her opening the door of the washing machine. M/S woman walking into one of the bedrooms and opening doors to the built in wardrobes. M/S's garage with larder cooling unit, oil heater and heat exchange unit. C/U man's hand turning heater on. C/U exchange unit. Exterior M/S of the house.

    Intertitle - 'Florida' America (USA). Various shots Sunrise golf village in Florida. L/S one of the new houses in the village, pan to the same type of house, this time upside down. M/S Upside down house with car upside down and stuck to garage roof. M/S small girl about to walk up the steps to the house. Interior shots as a man walks along on the ceiling and checks a chair which is on the roof. L/S man lying down, he stands up and turns radio on. M/S woman laying table, which is also upside down stuck to 'ceiling'. C/U man walking across the ceiling carrying a bottle, he goes to put it on one of the tables hanging from the floor. M/S with the camera held upside down so as to make it appear that the man is balancing by his fingertips on the bottle which he has put onto the table. M/S woman stretching up to reach the bed. M/S another upside down angle shot so that the woman looks as if she's balancing on the bed on one finger. Pan across exterior of house.

    Intertitle - 'Godalming' Surrey. Pan up interior of the chapel at the Ladywell Convent. M/S chapel with nuns praying. Exterior shots of swimming pool which the nuns have built, and the chalets they are now working on. M/S pool, pan to the chalets. C/U nun working on the building, she puts cement on a brick and hands it to another nun who is above her. This nun cements the brick into place. M/S nuns filling cement mixer. M/S nun turning wheel to tip the mixer. C/U of the cement pouring from the mixer into a barrel. M/S nun pushing the barrel load of cement away from the mixer. M/S wall of the chalets where nuns are working. M/S nun shovelling cement from a barrow into bucket. C/U nun showing darns on her shoulder. L/S nun soaking a stone which was dug from the space where the swimming pool now is, these stones are being used to face the chalets. C/U nun. Various good shots as the nuns get on with the building. C/U Mother Superior and another nun watching the proceedings. M/S pan nuns working on the building.

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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:
    01:29:05:00 / 01:31:54:00

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