• Short Summary

    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Italian language film about Helsinki's Olympic preparations

  • Description

    Graphic reading 'Lettera da Helsinki (nostra inviato)', and pan across Helsinki harbour. Pan across Helsinki coast, and high angle of city. Helsinki's Central train station, and details of sculptures on exterior. A man draws on a map of the area, and high angle of building, and statue. Mid shot Helsinki Cathedral, and Uspenski Cathedral by river. Detail of gardens, and high angle of Helsinki street. Flags flying, and pan from poster of Greek ruins to men in overcoats. Woman walks past flyposters on wall, and flags flying. Mid shot President Juho Kusti Paasikivi walking with others, and pan across crowded conference room. Men watch on as speaker speaks, and President Passikivi inspects exhibits. Men speak outside conference venue, and wide pan of large building being built. More shots of building being built, and of the site of the Olympic village, also in the process of being built. Nice long pan across interior of Olympic football venue, and horses being led through the equestrian venue. Close up finger pointing at map in book, and wide angle of the diving arena, under construction. Two boys play in pond, and high angle of swimming pool. Mid shot of stand for viewing the rowing events, and pan across exterior of Olympic Stadium. Pan up tower at the Olympic Stadium, and high angle shots, from tower, of stadium interior. Man and women smoking cigarettes in the viewing platform at the top of the tower, and various shots from platform of the stadium, and a park outside it.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:08:16 / 10:11:01

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