• Short Summary

    The first exhibition of works of the famous realist painter David Shepherd at the age of 23.

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    L/S of a train waiting for the signal to enter a station. The sound of a moving train accompanies the picture although the train does not move. Cut to (now recognisable but very realistic) painting of a steaming locomotive at the station. C/U shot of a detail of the painting. Panning shot across the painting of the moving train gives the impression of movement.

    M/S of two men in an art gallery discussing the painting, which one of them is holding. C/U shot of the man's face as he talks. The artist himself - voiceover tells the audience. David Shepherd, 23 years old self-taught painter, is having his first London exhibition. His style is realism and he paints the subjects for which he has "acquired firsthand knowledge" - claims the narrator.

    Succession of shots of paintings highlighting the realistic approach of the artist: biplane in the sky, bird's view of Kilimanjaro mountain peaks with an aeroplane flying over, bird's view of Manhattan with a 'Viscount' aeroplane above it.

    M/S of a man in the Royal Air Force (RAF) uniform looking at one of the paintings. C/U shot of the painting reveals a famous Spitfire. Painting brings back memories of Wing Commander Woodward, Spitfire pilot with 213 Squadron Desert Air Force - memories of the battles over Tunisia during World War II (WW II).

    C/U shot of the eyes of Wing Commander Woodward followed by C/U shot of a detail of the painting accompanied by the sound of Spitfire's engine, bring back the memories of a famous plane.

    Note: David Shepherd continued working and became well-known British artist.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:50:00 / 01:32:35:00
    CP 048

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