• Short Summary

    Model train builder, lace making in Czechoslovakia and strange Bavarian custom to expel demons from houses.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cineviews in Brief".

    Banker who makes model trains, lace making in Czechoslovakia, bizarre mischief making tradition in Bavaria, Germany.

    Various C/Us of man in his living room constructing a model steam train. He has made a model of a "French locomotive of the mountain type". M/S of man pushing the train along some model tracks. Various C/Us of inside engine cab network of pipes and tube - every minute detail is accurate. Extreme C/U of man's finger pointing to authentic oil jet on wheels of model. M/S of man examining model - it took him two years to build and is made from cigar and match boxes. Various C/Us of undercarriage. Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of elderly woman making lace by hand in her cottage in Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic). C/U of her hands rapidly weaving the bobbins. M/S of classroom full of schoolchildren. All have their own sets of bobbins and are making lace. Various C/Us of little girls making lace. Various C/Us of pieces of lace with different designs.

    Various shots of typically Germanic young men in feathered hats carrying bundles of straw across snowy landscape. Various shots of men wearing straw bundles like tunics and scary masks made from animal skins. The finished effect is very spooky! We see the straw monster men running out of a barn towards and over the snow. They are led by a man in white robes - "the chief of the ghosts". The chief and the monsters knock on the door of a house. The custom is they enter the house to chase out all the evil devils. The monsters come out of the house carrying children which they throw (playfully) into a snow drift.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:05:00 / 01:27:25:00
    PT 359

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