WEED, the

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Subjects:

  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Healthcare

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Comedy

People/organisations:

  • Edinburgh Cine and Video Society (ECVS)

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: WEED, the

Reference number: 6434

Sound: sound

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.20 minsc

Description: Amateur film; a humorous morality tale about man who quits smoking only to end up in hospital after seeking comfort in beer. Doctor offers him cigarette at end.

Credits: Boomerang Productions presents

Shotlist: Man smoking several cigarettes whilst sitting at desk reading book. Title. Smoking man reads letter, starts eating sweets, wrappers pile up. Man goes outside, sunny weather, walks down busy street in Australian city. Gvs pedestrians, traffic policeman. Man looks in shop window at packet of cigarettes, then sees (in head) montage anti-smoking posters with medical warnings. Man sitting on river bank, fishing and chewing gum. Man at table drinking lots of beer, bottles stack up. Ambulance called. Ext. Sir Charles Gairdener Hospital [of Nedlands in Western Australia]. Int. room, man in hospital bed. Nurse and doctor enter and offer man Capstan cigarette from packet. The End (13.20)