• Short Summary

    A look at housing through the ages and over the world - from caves, to huts on stilts, to modern skyscrapers.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Homes up to Date".

    From caves to skyscrapers - a look at housing through the ages. Events take place in various locations.

    Point of view shot from boat sea passing Fingal's cave in Hebrides. Interior M/S of caves at Cheddar, Somerset. Various shots of cave in Worcestershire with glass window, washing hanging outside and a family inhabiting it. Illustration of caveman outside cave.

    Point of view shot from boat passing houses on stilts, somewhere in South East Asia. Illustration of African grass hut. M/S of woman walking past row of straw roofed huts in Bali (Indonesia). Illustration of hut in tree in Papua New Guinea. Illustration of mud hut in Lapland (Scandinavia). Various shots of Native American wigwam (tepee) in woodland (location unknown). Illustration of pagodas in China. Illustration of ancient Assyrian tower. Various shots of ancient towers in Florence, Italy.

    Various shots of smallest house in London - tiny two roomed Georgian house sandwiched between two mansions in Bayswater. Various shots of fake house at Lancaster Gate, London. On the outside it looks like a large town house. M/S of underground train going into tunnel - from behind we see house is only a wall, masking view of tracks from road. M/S of cliff top house, two circles have been superimposed over image to give impression we are seeing it through binoculars. Various L/Ss of house on cliff, it is surrounded by wilderness (location unknown).

    Various shots of double-decker buses passing modern block of flats in London. L/S of Manhattan sky line in New York (United States of America, USA). Various shots of skyscrapers, including Chrysler Building. Aerial shots of Empire State Building. Various illustrations of imagined skyscrapers in the future.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:17:00 / 01:37:24:00
    PT 370

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