• Short Summary

    AT THE ITALIAN PORT OF ANZIO, NEAR ROME, SKILLED CARPENTERS ARE AT WORK CONSTRUCTING A FLEET OF GALLEYS OF THE TYPE USED BY THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ANCIENT GALLEY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
    0.06

    2.
    LV DITTO.
    0.10

    3.
    SV PROW OF PARTIALLY COMPLETED GALLEY.
    0.15

    4.
    SV SMALL BOAT.
    0.20

    5.
    ANGLE V... PAN DOWN... WORKERS ABOARD GALLEY.
    0.29

    6.
    SV DITTO.
    0.33

    7.
    SV CARPENTERS.
    0.39

    8.
    CU PAN... OSNATE GALLEY RAILS.
    0.48

    9.
    LV PROW OF ALMOST COMPLETE GALLEY.
    0.55

    10.
    CU SPIKES ON PROW.
    0.59

    11.
    GV PAN... TWO GALLEYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
    1.09

    12.
    LV DITTO.
    1.13

    13.
    GV DITTO.
    1.16



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    Background: AT THE ITALIAN PORT OF ANZIO, NEAR ROME, SKILLED CARPENTERS ARE AT WORK CONSTRUCTING A FLEET OF GALLEYS OF THE TYPE USED BY THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS. THE VESSELS WILL BE USED IN THE AMERICAN FILM "CLEOPATRA". SEVERAL SCENES IN THE FILM WILL RECONSTRUCT THE SEA BATTLES FOUGHT BY CLEOPATRA'S NAVY.

    OUTSIDE ANZIO AT THE TORRE ASTURA A CITY OF PALACES AND TEMPLES HAS BEEN BUILT FOR THE FILM. CLEOPATRA WILL BE PLAYED BY ACTRESS ELIZABETH TAYLOR. THE PRODUCTION HAS BEEN DELAYED FOR OVER A YEAR DUE TO MISS TAYLOR'S ILL HEALTH. IT WAS FIRST PLANNED TO MAKE THE FILM IN ENGLAND BUT A SERIES OF HOLD-UPS FORCED THE MAKERS TO CHASE THE SUN AS THE ENGLISH WINTER CLOSED IN.

    SHOOTING IS NOW WELL UNDER WAY BUT IT WILL BE AT LEAST SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE WORK IS COMPLETED. IN THE MEANWHILE THE FILM BUSINESS HAS PROVIDED PLENTY OF WORK AND MONEY FOR THE PEOPLE OF ANZIO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD9CGM7GSBQXGN2OFOXK8W468H
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9CGM7GSBQXGN2OFOXK8W468H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1961
    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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