A glimpse of the future at Whitechapel Art Gallery - 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition.
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
GV Exterior of Whitechapel Art Gallery where futuristic exhibition 'This is Tomorrow' takes place. Woman parks baby in a push chair and walks into the exhibition. SV Group of people examining stone statue. SV Two men examining trellis-work device. CU Trellis work coated with plaster. LV A couple walking between futuristic plaster walls. GV The corner of the room, with a wooden shape revolving. A woman walks past. GV Corner of the exhibition with a portrait of a man on a wall, and a stone in foreground. CU The face of the drawing. SV Two spectators. CU Wire formation revolving. LV Robot looking device with teeth and eyes flashing, holding a woman in his arms. People walking past. TV A shed with conglomeration of bicycle wheel rims and other strange objects on roof. GV A corner of the room, with futuristic plaster designs on the wall. SV Man and woman admiring a plaster formation. SV Notice on a man's face 'Look - Think - etc.,' CU The word 'Look'. CU Man's face looking at the camera - spectator. CU The words 'Think, think, think'. CU Man's face smoking and thinking - again spectator. CU Series of question marks. CU Man scratching his head - spectator. SV. Towards, a man passing a chequered wall. SV. The same man walking round the corner. Camera tilts on its side so he appears to be walking on the wall. GV. A notice 'This is Tomorrow' - the word tomorrow is perpendicular - a man is standing with his neck twisted trying to read it. CU. The man head-on with his head tilted - filmed sideways to give the impression that he is glued to the wall.
(Orig.Neg.) (Title scene C)
Note: Some nice camera movements and little montage in this item - very unusual for Pathe News!
There is an excellent Colour Pictorial item on the same subject (CP 093, Pathe Mater tape PM 0055) which enables viewers to see various exhibits in colour - they look spectacular. Strongly recommended watch.