AMERICAN TRIP

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Subjects:

  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: AMERICAN TRIP

Reference number: 10037

Date: 1955*

Director: filmed by Angus MacIver

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.40 mins

Description: A family film taken on a trip to America to attend a wedding.

Filmmaker is believed to be the same Angus MacIver who wrote the well known educational text ‘First Aid in English’. He was a teacher at the High School of Glasgow (headteacher?) See also https://www.tes.com/news/little-bit-first-aid-never-goes-amiss [last accessed 18/01/2021] See also ref 10036

Shotlist: Shots of boats in the water and shots of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Shots of a suburban street and children swimming in the sea. Panning shots of a complex with tepees and a building with a sign for the ‘Indian Trading Post’ and advert for 'Indian Crafts Souvenirs'. A man and two children are shown standing in front of a tepee wearing Native American head dresses. Shots of the children playing in a swimming pool. More [overexposed] shots from the beach where the adults and children play in the sea. Two women and a man are shown outside house. Shots of a bride and groom leaving a church following their marriage. The wedding party follows. Next the parents of the couple are shown outside the church. A man (wearing a kilt) and woman leave the church next. More guests are shown leaving the church. Shots of the bridal party gathered to have their photographs taken, including the man in the kilt and his wife.