OBAN 1951

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: OBAN 1951

Reference number: 1780

Date: 1951

Director: filmed by I. Dunnachie

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.59 mins

Description: A prize-winning film at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival of 1952, it tells of the adventures of two children on holiday in Oban.

Credits: Scottish Amateur Film Festival 1952
A prize-winning film

Shotlist: [Please note this film has been shotlisted from VHS copy, timings are converted from 25fps.]

Credits (0.14); Two small girls walk down a flight of steps (0.22); Drive yourself motor boats, 7/6d hr. Young children get into a small boat with an adult. Views of Oban harbour and coastline (1.46); The children get out of the boat and walk along Oban promenade, watching the various activities around them - a man feeding the seagulls, men working on a boat (2.11); The children are seen walking into the distance along a road (3.09); Signpost marked To Pulpit Hill (3.13); Children walking along roads until they reach the compass indicator plinth (3.58); Close-up of the compass (4.04); The children study the compass, intercut with shots of Oban [before McCaig's Tower was built], nearby land and seascapes (4.52); Children walk along road and watch men playing shinty (5.47); They walk up to a house and read a notice about The Cathedral of Trees (5.57); Close-up of the notice (6.04); The two girls enter the Cathedral of Trees and look round (7.18); Street scenes in Oban as the two girls do some shopping (7.49); Shot of the beach and coastline (8.14); The girls play on the swings and roundabout, then on the beach (10.49); They ascend a large flight of stairs (10.59); The girls get ready for bed (11.22); A pipe band marches along the seafront as the children watched from a window; the girls get into bed and go to sleep (12.24); Silhouette of hills (12.48); ecs (12.59)