EDINBURGH FESTIVAL NEWSREELS

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Title: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL NEWSREELS

Reference number: 4328

Date: 1947 / 1948 / 1959

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.08 mins

Description: Compilation of newsreels from the First (1947), Second (1948), and Thirteenth (1959) International Festival Of Music And Drama, Edinburgh.

Shotlist: [title overlay] Around Scotland Edinburgh Pathe News (0.14) very brief l/s gv over Edinburgh city scape, followed by shots of various international peoples come to perform at this first "Edinburgh International Festival Of Music And Drama" (0.37) gvs festival inauguration ceremony at St. Giles Cathedral - we see a procession of city dignitaries in robes (1.01) [title overlay] Edinburgh Festival Movietone News - l/s gvs over Edinburgh city scape (looking towards Calton Hill, then towards Scott Monument) (1.14) inauguration procession coming out of St. Giles Cathedral, brief shot policemen holding crowd back (1.47) m/s then l/s of procession coming up the Royal Mile (1.56) [title overlay] Edinburgh Festival gvs Princes Street (buses, pedestrians, shop facades briefly in view) (2.07) c/u advertising posters for some of the shows (2.13) shot of Sir Compton McKenzie (2.18) int. theatre, Oxford Theatre Group rehearsing a play (2.27) dress rehearsal of another play, Tyrone Guthrie directs (2.36) jesters fooling around Knox statue (2.44) l/s + m/s gvs at Tattoo (3.46) ext cinema, cuts to int. where Darryl F. Zanuck stands in foyer. Cuts to shot of George Singleton receiving Golden Thistle award for his contribution to cinema (4.08)