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  • Short Summary

    Cameraman risks life and limb to film from a precarious cable car.

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    "Even over mountains eternally covered with snow, man is spanning these Austrian Alps with his cable railways." Moving shot from a cable car of a snowy mountainside and other car moving away from the camera. M/S of the car moving along the track - it is a small box carrying cargo rather than passengers.

    "At the valley Station, the railway uses a cable of 12,600 feet to reach the top of the mighty Zugspitze." M/S of men at the top of the mountain winding a large handle which operates the cable system. Camera tilts up to show the construction from which the cable cars set off. A man is balanced precariously on one of the cables. M/S of men balanced on top of the machinery.

    "Not the best of places from which to take a picture" The intrepid cameraman sits on top of the small box with his hand wound camera. He is lifted up and away from the camera which films him. We then see the point of view shot of the cameraman on the cable car - we see the bottom of the route. Men wave at the camera. Moving shot of trees seen from the cable car. "The summit "up above the world so high" Various views of the mountainside from the cable car.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 637.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:04:00 / 01:50:16:00
    EP 267

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