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    Giant Bugs of papier-mache in Public Square.

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    Spanish customs.

    Art. - Bizarre Exhibit- or festival - with large sculptures made of some papier-mache type medium; on display in a public square in Spain .c. 1918. Opens w/ sculpture of a man straddling a long pipe; like a series of cylinders stretching out of larger cylinders; above it a part of something flat that looks like a wing; this is mounted very high -- in BG is an upper-story balcony; Next; a tramcar filled w/ life-size papier-mache (?) people. Pan up; to a giant flying insect attached to the top of the tram; gripping it with its legs; buildings in BG. Another view of the big bug - like a dragonfly; w/ buildings in BG; emphasising that this is indeed a giant insect.

    Looks like a sci-fi horror movie concept - the tram stolen by the giant bugs. Next up is a construction of a part of a church; w/ people in front. CU Man & woman sculptures sitting together on bench; man's arm moving. CU the people outside the church. GV crowd of people gathered around some other structure - can't see details but it does look like a parade float. Then a big ship; with various passengers; crew placed around the decks etc. -- real people stand below. (Decomposition starts in this shot.) (Quality poor) crowd in street; part of it seems to be moving. Pan rt. crowd; shop buildings smoke is coming from something. Shot of another possible float.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:51:00 / 01:28:38:00
    ON 146 K

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