SPRING IN DECEMBER

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Places:

  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Transport
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: SPRING IN DECEMBER

Reference number: 7759

Date: 1965

Director: filmed by Mr Coleman Dec'd or Lanark Cine Club

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 9.25 mins

Description: A short amateur documentary about the cultivation and sale of tulips during autumn and winter at a market garden in Lanarkshire.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS - manual control track]

gv of garden under deep snow, title written in red blooms on ground - shots of nurserymen digging field with rotary machine, laying out boxes and planting flower bulbs in boxes, covering them with sand and earth - shots of calendar pages moving from October to December 1965 (1.21) shot of Fina Fuel Oils lorry arriving at nursery and filling fuel tank - shot of furnace - lorry departs - shots of tulip bulb boxes being unearthed and loaded on to tractor trailer and taken away - shots of boxes being taken into hothouse along ramp - shots of woman hosing boxes of tulips to remove sand (3.40) shots of calendar with first six days of December being ticked off - shots of lines of tulip shoots in hothouse - c/u calendar - shots of tulips being watered - c/u of calendar - c/u tulip blooms starting to grow - c/u calendar - c/u shots of different coloured tulips - shots of workers in hothouse picking tulips, carrying bundles away (5.21) shots in packing sheds, women sorting and bunching tulips, stacking them in pails - c/u shots of different colours of tulips - shots of workers packing bunches in boxes for transport - shots of boxes marked 'McAllister & Dunlop, Fruit & Flower Salesmen, Glasgow' (6.41) shots of workers stacking boxes on Commer flatbed lorry - shots of lorry leaving at 7.10 am and arriving at Candleriggs? in Glasgow - door of lorry marked 'William T. Russell, Market Gardener, Carnwath' - shots of driver handing over slip to young man and both unpack boxes - shots of sellers opening boxes for display and buyers watching (8.12) gvs inside florist's shop of flowers on display - shots of woman at home preparing Christmas floral display and placing it on top of piano - THE END title in petals on calendar picture, petals blow away - music to end (9.25)