WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Invernesshire

Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Sporting activities
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

Reference number: 2253

Date: 1967

Director: d. Edward McConnell

Sponsor: Films of Scotland

Production company: IFA (Scotland) Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26.00 mins

Description: This film looks at the world problems of water shortage, and specifically at the position of Scotland, where the natural supply of water is immense and more than sufficient to meet the demands made on it. [synopsis from SCFL catalogue]

Credits: ph. Edward McConnell
ed. Michael Morgan
comm. w. Michael Grieve, Charles Gormley
narr. Iain Cuthbertson
m. Frank Spedding
cond. Marcus Dods
still photographs by Oxfam

Shotlist: REEL 1
credits (0.27) stills and shots of drought-stricken lands (1.59) gvs water rushing (2.50) aerials Scottish lochs and river Tay (3.32) brief shot Inverness bridges and river (3.52) shots of crops - tomatoes and barley (4.40) shots of bottles of whisky being filled and barrels of whisky in a bond (4.59) shots of wood pulp and paper mill at Fort William (5.26) shot of aluminium smelting (5.50) int. steel foundry, brief shot water cooling hot steel (6.20) ext. shot of Grangemouth oil refinery (6.46) wool being dyed (7.00) industrial uses of water - computer parts and manufacturing of plastic (7.46) brief shot beer being bottled (7.58) gvs construction sites for high rise flats (8.32)

REEL 2
int. hospital with shot of surgeon washing his hands before an operation, and shot of a baby being bathed (9.11) gvs people enjoying leisure pursuits by a loch; walking, canoeing and in boats (10.02) children pouring water over each other (10.15) tracking shot of cars by lochside (10.33) shot of loch and mountain (10.50) shot of reservoir (11.05) shots of a river and reservoirs (12.14) int. Cruachan power station (12.40) shots of Hunterston and Dounreay power stations, Kincardine coal-fired power station and construction site of Longannet power station (13.43) testing model for ebb and flow of tide on river Tay (14.26) aerials Solway estuary (14.57) shots of Bell Rock lighthouse from boat, and taken from lighthouse, shots of unloading good to lighthouse and int. of lighthouse (15.38) gvs Kuwait oil plant and de-salination plant (16.24) visuals Scottish landscape, including ice on river and of water flowing (17.34) ecs (17.43)