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  • Short Summary

    Traffic scenes from London's Piccadilly Circus and model versions of a less congested future

  • Description

    Piccadilly, West London

    View from window showing the central area of Piccadilly Circus and a swarm of black cabs passing through. Camera zooms in on statue of Eros. Various shots of crowded traffic. Camera zooms in again on the famous Eros statue. Shot of two young schoolchildren as they hurdle railings beneath statue. Medium shot of crowded street scene showing advertising hoarding's including the latest Bond Film 'Diamonds are Forever'. Camera pans left from statue of Eros to showing traffic heading towards Shafts bury Avenue. Close-up of tour bus parked outside Piccadilly Circus. Camera zooms out to include statue of Eros. Medium shot of Piccadilly Circus. Medium close-up of person standing on the corner of Regent Street. Camera zooms out to show statue of Eros. Close-up shots of traffic as seen through railings. Medium shot of Lillywhites as seen from the base of Eros statue. Close-up of water spouting. Camera zooms out to show view of Piccadilly Circus. Ditto. Various shots of model version of Piccadilly depicting a vision of the future with less traffic congestion and improved public access. Close-up of Eros statue as part of a futuristic version of Piccadilly Circus.

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    Film ID:
    3067.15
    Media URN:
    87079
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1970
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:13:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:42:00 / 02:03:02:00
    Canister:
    UN 4556 I

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