• Short Summary

    A look at life in Vancouver, both traditional and modern, and the beautiful scenery around it.

  • Description

    Vancouver, Canada.

    L/S of an aeroplane taxiing along a runway, the camera follows it as it takes off and climbs into the sky. L/S from the aeroplane of the snow covered Rocky Mountains, the propellor is visible on the right. L/S of the Rockies from high above. L/S of the mountains shot from inside the aeroplane, the interior of the cockpit is visible. L/S of the mountains.

    M/S taken from behind the pilot, his head and part of the interior are visible and the mountains are in the background. L/S of the Hudson river shot from the air. L/S of a bay surrounded by trees, the sea is a deep green colour and there are some houses round it and a long pier.

    L/S of the airport taken from the plane after it has landed, the control tower and other planes are visible. C/U of a man signalling to the plane, M/S of the plane taxiing on the runway. 'Trans-Canada Air Lines' is written on the side. C/U of the rear wing and C/U of the propellors stopping.

    M/S of the passengers disembarking and being greeted by a man. Two Mounties in uniform stand at either side of the steps, two flags are also visible. M/S shot from the bottom of the steps looking up at the passengers coming down. C/U of the face of one of the Mounties. A group of four people dressed as Red Indians with brightly coloured head-dresses play coloured drums. C/U of a pair of feet dancing to the music. C/U of a drum with a picture of a bird on it. C/U of the face of an elderly Red Indian. M/S of the Red Indians dancing and playing their music. C/U of the smiling face of a young airline hostess as she watches them. C/U of one of the dancers in tribal paint and a feathered head-dress.

    L/S of a bay with boats moored out into the distance and people preparing a canoe in the foreground. L/S from another angle, the boats are visible in the foreground and the skyline of Vancouver is in the background. A canoe rows past on the river between them. L/S of a street in Vancouver with its shops and hotels, cars and vans drive past them. C/U of a street sign pointing to 'Granville Street' and 'Helmcken Street'.

    M/S of a very tall building shot from the ground to emphasise its height. M/S of a young woman wearing glasses, she walks up to a shopping trolley and puts her baby in it. There is a little boy sat near them on the ledge round a small garden, he is looking at a book. They are in front of a pink building and some shops. The lady wheels the trolley towards the camera. C/U of the baby in the trolley. M/S of a man with a trolley walking along, he is wearing a white shirt and black bow tie. They are going to the supermarket which the narrator says shows the influence of America on the country.

    M/S of a brown coloured car in the car park, two people sit in the front and a boy in a blue supermarket uniform opens the door and starts loading the back seat with shopping from a trolley, M/S of two boys loading the car with bags, other cars drive by in the background.

    L/S of a road taken from a moving car, there are mountains in the background and trees to the right. The camera pans round to reveal the mountains, trees and river. L/S of Prospect Point with mountains and trees in the background and the river flowing past them. A young woman is standing in the foreground on the right and looks through a viewfinder over the bay. L/S from behind her of the bay, a boat sails past, she moves the viewfinder round to follow it.

    L/S of a park with lots of trees, a bus and some cars drive through it. A sign saying 'Stanley Park' is in the foreground. L/S of mountains in the background, two large trees on the left and a totem pole on the right. There are cars parked in the foreground and two mounted police ride by. A couple of men stroll across the car park. C/U of the mounted police, the totem pole is in the background. C/U of the multicoloured totem pole made up of various carvings. C/U of the totem pole shot from the ground looking up.

    L/S of a long low building with a balcony and a car port. There is a large garden in the foreground and trees and mountains in the background, a woman in shorts is watering the plants with a hose pipe. M/S of another house made of wood and stone with two storeys and a balcony. A woman is sat in the garden and a child is playing on a little bicycle, there is a wooden playpen on the lawn.

    Various shots of Lions Gate Bridge, ships are sailing on the river underneath. L/S of Kitsilano Beach, an assortment of people are sat there dressed in swimming costumes, some are swimming in the river. The mountains are in the background and some buildings are also in view far off.

    M/S of six glamorous young women sat on the beach in their swimming costumes, talking and laughing. C/U as a girl in a bikini puts sun tan cream on the shoulders of another. C/U of a girl with ginger hair and lots of freckles smiling, she is wearing a big straw hat. M/S of two boys playing on the river in canoe shaped boats with oars.

    Note: Lots of good shots of Vancouver and the scenery around it.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:45:00 / 01:22:07:00
    CP 192

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