• Short Summary

    THE FAMOUS FALLAS FESTIVAL IN VALENCIA ENDED ON FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A FIREWORKS DISPLAY, AND THE BURNING OF THE MASSIVE WOODEN "MONUMENTS" (FALLAS) THAT HAVE GRACED THE CITY FOR A WEEK.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN. VALENCIA PAN TO MODEL OF GIANT DRAGON
    0.08

    2.
    CU DRAGON'S HEAD
    0.10

    3.
    STV PEOPLE LOOK UP AT DRAGON
    0.13

    4.
    CU BOY AND GIRL LOOK UP (2 SHOTS)
    0.15

    5.
    CU GIRL IN TRADITIONAL DRESS
    0.18

    6.
    GV ANOTHER MODEL
    0.21

    7.
    CU PAN DOWN ANOTHER MODEL
    0.25

    8.
    CU PAN. DITTO
    0.29

    9.
    CU PAN DITTO
    0.33

    10.
    TV MODEL
    0.39

    11.
    CU INSCRIPTION "PLAZA DE TOROS"
    0.42

    12.
    CU PAN. SECTION OF MODEL
    0.48

    13.
    ANGLE VIEW (NIGHT SCENES) FIREWORKS EXPLODE (2 SHOTS)
    0.55

    14.
    GV DRAGON BURNS
    0.59

    15.
    LV MODEL BURNING PAN TO CROWD
    1.07

    16.
    LV MODEL CRUMBLES PAN UP FLAMES
    1.16



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FAMOUS FALLAS FESTIVAL IN VALENCIA ENDED ON FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A FIREWORKS DISPLAY, AND THE BURNING OF THE MASSIVE WOODEN "MONUMENTS" (FALLAS) THAT HAVE GRACED THE CITY FOR A WEEK.

    THE FESTIVAL IS DEDICATED TO ST. JOSEPH, AND BRINGS NEARLY HALF A MILLION VISITORS INTO THE CITY. THE ORIGIN OF THE FALLAS FIGURES IS LOST IN TIME, BUT IT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE ASSUMED ITS PRESENT FORM IN THE 18TH CENTURY, WHEN THE HUGE SATIRICAL FIGURES WERE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE CITY DURING THE FESTIVAL.

    MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED PEOPLE WORK FOR MONTHS BEFORE THE FESTIVAL TO PREPARE THE FIGURES. THIS YEAR THERE WERE 171 OF VARIOUS SIZES, ERECTED AT VARIOUS POINTS IN THE CITY.

    AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, A MAGNIFICENT FIREWORKS DISPLAY IS A SIGNAL FOR THE FIGURES TO BE SET ALIGHT, AS THE CROWDS IN THE STREETS SING AND DANCE AROUND THEM.

    IN A FEW MINUTES THERE IS ONLY A HEAP OF EMBERS TO MARK THE END OF ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR FESTIVALS IN SPAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA44IGZM6D143S54VC94ZGI1LNQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA44IGZM6D143S54VC94ZGI1LNQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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