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  • Short Summary

    By use of camera techniques the ghostly figure of a woman walks the high wire and dances in the sea.

  • Description

    "Fresh air - and frolicsome shadows on the screen."

    By use of a camera trick (optical printing?) an image of a woman walking a tightrope is duplicated so that several clones seem to walk across the high wire in succession. The images are superimposed over a background of clouds moving through the sky. "There's something about a cloud-hung sky that seems to take you right out of yourself."

    Another camera trick is used so that the woman seems to freeze on the rope then walk out as a ghostly figure leaving her body behind. This happens again and again. "Nymphs of the sky and the sea - ghost shadows of our dream-camera." L/S of waves crashing on the beach. Images of a woman dancing across the screen are superimposed. The woman dances in slow motion - all very dream like and wonderful. Fabulous stuff!

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 520.

    Safety print exists.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:47:00 / 01:12:52:00
    EP 212

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