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  • Short Summary

    Construction of a giant suspension bridge - brave cameramen climb high for good shots.

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    This story is about the construction of a giant suspension bridge.

    Various shots of a bridge under construction. Men walk along the main structure - high in the air. High angle shot of lift taking men up to the top of the bridge. Intertitle mentions the fact that a cameraman's life is not an easy one. We then see the cameraman struggling to carry his camera down a very steep part of the bridge. He sets up his tripod and begins to film the workers. L/S of two cameramen in a very high spot, one of them walks to the edge of a vertiginous drop to get a good shot of one of the workers.

    Intertitle reads: "Sometimes the picture is worth the risk." High angle shot of train passing underneath the camera whilst the lift is moving towards us. High angle of two men walking up sloping part of bridge. Moving shot of the bridge - perhaps from the lift.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 677.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:05:00 / 01:24:01:00
    EP 169

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