Material relating to the Newsreel story "The Power of the Atom" 56/44.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "The Power of the Atom" 56/44.
This version contains only the section of the story dealing with the atomic explosion on Bikini Atoll. The material is identical with the exception of the Mushroom cloud used at the end. There is an American voiceover and different music has been added.
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Island.
GV. Bikini Atoll (title super over) Air to Air Reconnaissance aircraft collecting weather data over the Islands. LV. Target area marked on on the ground. LV. From plane of Bikini Atoll. SV. Men setting up sprung loaded boxes containing samples of wood, paper cloth, and tree branches. SCU. Boxes with lids closed than springing open to reveal contents. LV. Man checking radar equipment. LV. United States Navy Carrier "Estes" SV. On board ship as skiffs are dropped at locations to record nuclear fall out. SCU. Men pushing a skiff into the water. SV. Sailor perched precariously on the mast of a floating raft removing a cover from measuring equipment. SV. Crew of the bomber receive their final briefing. CU. Pan crew listening. AS. Slow motion cameras being rigged to record the explosion. Air to air shot of the B.52 Stratofortress, world's biggest and fastest intercontinental bomber on its way with the bomb tucked inside. SV. Interior, pilot at the controls. Air to air of B.52 in flight. GV. Air - showing the target below (over this scene voice must say that the bomb has left the plane). Air to air of the B52 banking away after dropping the bomb. It will be 15 miles away when the bomb explodes at 10,000 ft. SV. Photographic instruments pointing out of side of plane. CU. Air shot of B.52. GV. Mushroom cloud. GV. Exterior Harwell Atomic Research Establishment.
(F.G. & Orig. Neg.) (Title Scene C) (Orig. B)