GOLDEN HOST, a

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: GOLDEN HOST, a

Reference number: 7758

Date: 1966*

Director: filmed by Mr Coleman Dec'd or Lanark Cine Club

Sound: sound

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 8.43 mins

Description: A short amateur documentary about the commercial cultivation of daffodil flowers and bulbs in Lanarkshire.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS - manual control track]

title - gvs of cottage in countryside and field of daffodils - c/u of daffodils - shots of lines of cultivated daffodils in field - gv landscape - shots of tractor ploughing field for daffodil cultivation - shots of tractor harrowing field and another following on and ploughing drills for bulbs to be planted - shots of workers unloading trays of bulbs from trailer and planting them in drills by hand - shots of tractor closing drills (2.48) FEBRUARY - shots of daffodil shoots growing out of frosty soil - shots of workers picking daffodils, tying them into bunches and boxing them at side of field - c/u shots of daffodil blooms and withering foliage - shots of bulbs being dug up by tractor with elevator - shots of workers gathering daffodil bulbs - c/u shot of bulbs - workers bagging daffodil bulbs then stacking them in disinfectant bath, weighed down with boxes, water pumped in (7.06) shots of workers bringing bags of bulbs back out of wash, draining and drying them in sun - shots of stacked boxes of bulbs, marked 'Howden Nurseries Ltd.' - shots of daffodils - THE END (8.43)