• Short Summary

    A series of diagrams and film clips explain the principles of gravity.

  • Description

    No title - Gravity.

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of a man sat at his kitchen table reading a paper and pouring tea. M/S as the tea spills on the cloth because he is not concentrating. A maid comes in carrying a tray with a boiled egg on it. M/S as she trips and spills it, M/S of broken egg on floor.

    Slow motion M/S of diver going into pool. M/S of chimney toppling. M/S of actor playing Isaac Newton looking at the fallen apple. Various diagrams of the moon and earth showing the pull of gravity. M/S as liquid is spun around but doesn't spill because of centrifugal force. The narrator explains the moon and earth work in a similar way. M/S of man falling in boxing match.

    M/S as smoke rises from a cigarette. A photograph of Piccadilly Circus explains the earth tide where the earth rises a foot under gravitational pull of other stars. Various shots of a diagram explaining an eclipse. The maid comes on again and says she doesn't quite understand but gravity seems to be something to do with either a lightly boiled egg or the big apple!

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    Film ID:
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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:33:00 / 01:49:31:00
    NSP 158

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