BROKEN MOSAIC, a

A young man’s existential musings in and around the old closes and buildings of Edinburgh. (clip)

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Education
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: BROKEN MOSAIC, a

Reference number: 3866

Date: 1957 *

Director: filmed by Calton Group

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 11.00 mins

Description: Obtuse, poetic reflections and impressions of Edinburgh by a schoolboy looking over the city, both in memory and from his vantage point of the Royal High School. Various general views of Edinburgh from Calton Hill and of derelict areas of the city.

Shotlist: Title (0.09) exts of Royal High School, Edinburgh, with shots of pupil outside school looking over the city (1.48) views intercut with c/u shots of the High School (3.49) various views over Edinburgh, many taken from Calton Hill, also including shots of side-street with tenements, buildings, derelict tenements (5.51) shots of fallen rocks from crags of Arthur's Seat, c/u wristwatch (7.27) pan down from gas lamp to pupil sitting on street (7.56) views of derelict tenements; double exposure effect; shots of broom and plants on hillside near High School (9.31) RHS; National Monument; shot of white mice; ruins of St. Anthony's Chapel on Arthur's Seat (10.37) The End (11.00)