• Short Summary

    A LOOK AT A PRIVATE BULL RING, THE VALDEJON RANCH NEAR MADRID. IT'S HERE THAT?

  • Description

    1.
    LV BULLS RACE IN VIEW
    0.03

    2.
    LS RANCHER COMES TO ROUNDUP
    0.06

    3.
    MS BULLS RUN
    0.15

    4.
    LS BULLS INTO RING.
    0.24

    5.
    MS SPECTATORS.
    0.25

    6.
    CU YOUNG DULL INTO RING.
    0.29

    7.
    MS MATADOR APPROACHING BULL AND FIGHTS.
    0.35

    8.
    CU LINDA CHRISTIAN.
    0.39

    9.
    MS FIGHTING BULLS.
    0.42

    10.
    MS BULL FIGHTS ONE MAN.
    0.46

    11.
    CU TAUNTING BULL.
    0.53

    12.
    LV BULL RING (2 SHOTS).
    1.01

    13.
    CU GIRL SPECTATOR.
    1.03

    14.
    MS TWO SMALL BOYS PLAY AT BULL FIGHTING.
    1.09

    15.
    CU DITTO.
    1.14



    Initials JRG/S/CC/JM


    SPORT: BULL FIGHTING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A LOOK AT A PRIVATE BULL RING, THE VALDEJON RANCH NEAR MADRID. IT'S HERE THAT YOUNG BULLS ARE RAISED AND TRIED OUT FOR THEIR FIGHTING QUALITIES.

    IF THEY'RE THE DOCILE KIND AS SOME CAN BE, THEN THEY ARE REJECTED US UNWORTHY OF DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON, AT THE CORRIDA.

    A FAVOURITE GAME OF CHILDREN AT THE RANCH, AS ALL OVER SPAIN, IS PLAYING AT BULL FIGHTING WITH ONE CHILD PLAYING THE BULL, AND ANOTHER TAKING ON THE ROLE OF MATADOR. FOR THEM, OFTEN THE GAME IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS AS THEY ARE MINDFUL THAT SPAIN'S MOST NOTED BULL FIGHTERS FIRST LEARNED THEIR ART THIS WAY.

    TRYING OUT THE YOUNG BULLS IS CALLED A TIENTA AND IT'S AN OCCASION THAT BRINGS A LARGE NUMBER OF AFICIONADOS - AND THE CURIOUS - TO THESE RANCHES. AMONG THE VISITORS ON THIS OCCASION ... A SOMEWHAT LIGHT-HEARTED ONE.... WAS THE AMERICAN FILM ACTRESS, LINDA CHRISTIAN.

    A BULL HAS TWO MAIN WAYS TO GET OUT OF BEING SELECTED FOR A FIGHTING CAREER... HE HAS ONLY TO GO FOR THE EXAMINER RATHER THAN THE CAPE. THE OTHER WAY IS TO IGNORE BOTH.

    (SERIOUS TIENTAS ARE HELD DURING THE SPRING AND MATADORS ARE THEN PRESENT TO STUDY THE BULLS THEY ARE LIKELY TO BE FIGHTING DURING THE SUMMER SEASON.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA44W1EWYQ49EZPFL06OTNWHQLC
    Media URN:
    VLVA44W1EWYQ49EZPFL06OTNWHQLC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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