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  • Short Summary

    Varied (mute) documentary about volcanoes - lots of good volcanic explosions.

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    Unused / unissued material -

    Various shots of volcanoes erupting. Lots of lava, smoke, pryoclastic flows, etc.

    CU animated diagrams showing how volcanoes are formed and explode. Good explanation of the growth of volcano.

    Pan across lava fields. VS of people working around base of volcano - possibly in Java - certainly Far East. More shots of volcanic scenery. Shots of people farming fertile volcanic soil. Quick shot of graveyard with Eastern gravestones. CU of children. CU of statue of Buddha. VS of large numbers of Far Eastern people walking up slopes of volcano. VS of steam venting from side craters. People look over into crater. Steam and sulphur rising. Aerials of volcanic area showing craters.

    Various shots of people farming paddy fields and harvesting rice. Good shots of tiered paddies. VS of harvest being stored. VS of girls in village doing traditional dance. Intercut with statues from temple and musicians.

    VS at night of crater of volcano as it starts to become active. Lava and smoke start to escape from the crater and a lava flow builds up. Shots of lava on the move.

    VS of deserted ancient village at base of volcano. Possibly Pompeii or Herculaneum near Mt Vesuvius in Italy. VS of bodies caught by lava.

    VS of people climbing up steep slopes of volcano. Steam rises. They walk down towards crater through steam. VS of them looking at and filming active volcano. More shots of lava being thrown up and venting steam. VS of exploding craters and lots of ash. Hugh chunks of rock thrown up by volcano. Lots more lava and smoke. Good sequence of lava and explosions.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:19:00 / 02:04:21:00
    UN 4650 C

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