• Short Summary

    People gather every morning to watch a building site - one of the most bizarre little films ever made!

  • Description

    Knightsbridge, London.

    L/S of a back view of an 'Observation Platform". M/S of the observation platform from the front. People of different age groups and gender are watching something. A woman with a little boy joins them. C/U shot of the woman pointing at something. C/U shot of the little boy's face looking in pointed direction.

    People are observing "something that we all share - an interest common to us all, or rather to most of us... it is a BUILDING SITE" - tells the voiceover. Several shots of builders working on the building site intercut with the shots of people watching. The demand is such that the builders have erected a special stand - the observation platform. L/S of the veranda style platform filled with people. C/U shot of the sign which reads "PUBLIC OBSERVATION PLATFORM".

    Succession of mostly L/S of the building site: builders at work, bulldozers, cranes, concrete, etc. Voiceover informs the audience about the building site to conclude "But, if you want to see it for yourself, you'll have to get there early - already it's standing room only!"

    Note: This is a MUST watch for all Monty Python's fans! Brilliant!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    55.03
    Media URN:
    2043
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:58:00 / 01:03:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 092

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