• Short Summary

    On the ever-popular and often highly dangerous rodeo circuit, audiences thrill to the antics of the rodeo clowns.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Man on bucking horse PAN TO man falling off
    0.10

    2.
    SV Cowboy on horse and being bucked off
    0.30

    3.
    SV PAN Bullocks in pens
    0.42

    4.
    CU Bullocks (5 shots)
    1.00

    5.
    SV Cowboy on bull PAN TO cowboy falling off and rodeo clowns helping
    1.26

    6.
    SCU Rodeo clowns Pat Speedy and Russell Frame talking
    1.44

    7.
    SV Cowboy fixing leather chaps
    1.50

    8.
    CU Onlooking cowboy
    1.54

    9.
    CU Cowboy holding saddle
    2.00

    10.
    SV Bulls
    2.03

    11.
    SV Cowboy on bull
    2.06

    12.
    SV Cowboy riding bull and falling off (2 shots)
    2.16

    13.
    SV Cowboys treating injured cowboy
    2.19

    14.
    SV Crowd
    2.21

    15.
    GV Riderless bull
    2.26

    16.
    SV Rodeo clown
    2.27

    17.
    SV Cowboy being carried off as other cowboys look on (3 shots)
    2.34

    18.
    SV Bull with injured rider on ground
    2.56

    19.
    GV Bull
    2.45

    20.
    CU Onlooking cowboy
    2.46

    21.
    SV Rodeo clowns
    2.48

    22.
    SV Cowboys on bulls (3 shots)
    3.00


    REPORTER (TRANSCRIPT): The rodeo clowns don't work with horses, they work only during the bull riding. Horses are spectacular but an angry bull is far more likely to seriously injure his rider or even kill him. The bulls they use in Australian rodeos are Brahaman or Brahaman Cross. They're bred for nastiness, because riders are more likely to win points on a bull that's hard to ride than on one which is easy. The more points the better the chance of winning the money. Unlike a horse an angry bull will turn on its tossed rider, so rodeo clowns distract the bull. Pat Speedy has been called Australia's leading rodeo clown, and with his partner Russell Frame, works at least half of Queensland's forty or so major annual rodeos. It's a dangerous way of earning a living. There's a big shortage of rodeo clowns. Pat Speedy and Russ Frame can tell you why...



    SPEEDY AND FRAME (TRANSCRIPT): You could easily get yourself killed, if you're an inexperienced guy straight out of a bank or a TV cameraman or something like that, he could go out there and get himself hurt, yes.



    REPORTER: Robbers and clowns harbour a certain dictate for the crowds at the rodeos. They believe many people regard a rodeo as incomplete unless someone is seriously hurt. The analogy with the Roman circus can sometimes be very obvious. Most of the glory, and the money, goes to the riders. But courage, an ability to take risks, is something which has to be spread around.




    Initials OS


    SPORT - RODEO
    MARTYN GODDARD

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On the ever-popular and often highly dangerous rodeo circuit, audiences thrill to the antics of the rodeo clowns. A highly specialised group, the clowns travel from town to town, state to state, 365 days of the year to earn a living.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9QYD7C7NWEJ4FIFL96YXZOX9D
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QYD7C7NWEJ4FIFL96YXZOX9D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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