• Short Summary

    1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, GB team ready themselves, and opening ceremony

  • Description

    Slate reading 'Olympic scene'. Lovely colour pan across Tokyo skyline in 1964, in full colour, then close up of traffic in street. Various close ups Tokyo streets flying Olympics flags, and male athletes walking down Tokyo street. Pull from Olympic flags flying to show Tokyo street with flags of the world flying, and traffic. Flags of world flying, then shot of teams of athletes lined up ready to march in opening ceremony. Close up Great Britain flag bearer, walker Don Thompson, looking serious. Great Britain female athletes lined up in pink blouses, then close up of Alix Jamieson smiling. Pan across lead members of Great Britain team, then close up Union jack flying. Pan from flags flying to Tokyo street. Close up pan of athletes' village, with sign reading 'Great Britain'. Nice shot of Denis Goddard, Brian Phelps and Denis Rutherford sitting on bench, then Rutherford performs a handspring, then Goddard does the same. Close up Judy Gegan and Glenda Phillips, then nice shot Ann Packer and Mary Rand walking in athletes' village. Peter Radford and Ron Jones sign autographs, then Rand and Packer sign autographs for locals. Nice shots Japanese and Indian athletes shaking hands, then Italian wrestlers standing with locals, one stroking the hair of a baby. US athletes on bikes wearing sunglasses, close ups of Trent Jackson and Dick Stebbins. GB's Robbie Brightwell and John Cooper with local old man, looking at his badges, then Robbie shakes his hand and smiles. Close ups GB's Linda Knowles holding her lion mascot toy. Exterior of National Stadium. New Zealand's Alan Keats (possibly Ivan Keats) running on training track, with team mates looking on. Close ups Peter Snell and Barry Magee. Nice long pan of exterior of basketball arena and swimming pool, showing famous roof design. Nice pan of interior of swimming pool, then high diving platform as diver dives into pool. Close up young spectators, then high angle of pool.
    Nice close up Great Britain team marching past camera on way to opening ceremony. Pan of exterior of Olympic stadium, then large scoreboard reading 'Olympics'. Close up Japanese soldiers carrying flags up stairs of stadium, then young spectators. Close up flags raised in stadium then lovely wide angle of flags flying above spectators in stadium. Pull from Great Britain team marching into stadium to wide shot, then GB flag bearer, and spectators. Teams lined up in centre of stadium, then close ups spectators watching on. Olympic flag being raised in stadium, and wide angle of balloons being released and flying away. Japan's Yoshinori Sakai running into the stadium with the Olympic torch, then running up steps towards flame. Spectators applaud, then long close up of Sakai lighting the Olympic flame. Nice close up of Olympic flame burning with flags flying in background.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:05:11

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