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  • Short Summary

    Excellent item showing men painting the Brooklyn Bridge, with some stunning views of Manhattan.

  • Description

    New York, United States of America.

    Intertitle: "PATHE CAMERAMEN ARE EVERYWHERE! In search of news and views. Here's a picture - taken at risk - of painting the Brooklyn Bridge".

    Fantastic L/S of men, silhouetted against the sky, walking along the narrow strip at the top of the suspension bridge. Good view of the Manhattan skyline behind the geometric pattern of criss-crossing cables and wires, tilt up to top of bridge. The men walk into shot, each one carries a paint pot.

    C/U of Pathe cameraman walking along precarious walkway at top of bridge, he carries his heavy camera and tripod on his shoulder. Excellent view of traffic below taken from the top of the bridge, tilt up to see a man walking towards the camera along the walkway.

    L/S of Manhattan skyline, tilt down to show painters on the other side of the bridge. The painters lower themselves onto small individual platforms suspended from the bridge frame by rope - no safety harnesses visible, makes your knees go wobbly just looking at it! Great L/S of the painters sitting on their platforms, lowering themselves down - one painter drops his bucket. Various shots of silhouetted painters at work, sky scrapers are visible in the background. Top shot of boats passing under the bridge.

    M/S of cameraman coming down the walkway carrying his camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:18:00 / 01:36:52:00
    G 721

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