• Short Summary

    The Hawaiian Islands, the American vision of paradise -- an enchanted group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Description


    aerials: scenic beaches and mountains
    4 ft


    Lone surfer standing in the water pan to coast
    11 ft


    The city by the coast
    16 ft


    Aerials: coast with skyscrapers by the beaches (2 shots)
    27 ft


    People boating
    30 ft


    Aerial: beach 'Waikiki'
    34 ft


    Sunbathers crowded on beach (7 shots)
    58 ft


    Girls doing traditional dancing
    73 ft


    Tourists being garlanded
    106 ft


    Singing and dancing for tourists
    120 ft


    Airport: plane taxiing
    132 ft


    Japanese tourists embarking greeted by girls and garlanded
    164 ft


    Traffic on freeway(travelling shot)
    167 ft


    Skyscrapers in Honolulu
    178 ft


    Japanese tourists on beach
    190 ft


    Scenic: beach and coast, warships and others berthed
    203 ft


    Tourists on boat taking photos
    205 ft


    Floating docks named after USS Tennessee
    209 ft


    Memorial- floating dock to USS West Virginia
    213 ft


    Tourists looking at harbour and taking photos
    234 ft


    U.S. flag
    240 ft


    Aerials: city
    254 ft


    Construction work to skyscrapers with cranes
    261 ft


    Traffic in the city, pedestrians, food stalls, lots of people
    297 ft


    Coconut tree pan to man sleeping underneath
    304 ft


    Joggers on pavement by the water front
    325 ft


    Girls running on the beach pan to beach and more tourists
    362 ft



    Initials


    REPORTER: PETER BARNETT

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Hawaiian Islands, the American vision of paradise -- an enchanted group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

    It's a place that everyone wants to visit -- and the trouble is that too many people do.

    The main tourist island of Oahu, site of Honolulu, Waikiki and Pearl Harbour, is grappling with the problem of how to go on welcoming visitors without having them completely ruin the island's charm and beauty.

    Waikiki beach, fabled in song, story and film, is today rimmed with a wall of skyscraper hotels and jammed with wall to wall flesh.

    That's Hawaii's current problem -- to many visitors. With tourism its biggest industry, there are fears that the endless surge of visitors will erode the vibrant charm and naturalness of the mid-Pacific American state.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9ISYGTA4622PIS5P6Q32MV6H1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ISYGTA4622PIS5P6Q32MV6H1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:09:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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