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Title: FILM 80

Reference number: 8245

Date: 1980

Director: [filmed by Rev. John Jackson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 15.17 mins

Description: A mixed bag of film features on this amateur compilation reel made in 1980. Beginning with a spoof reel, the film then features canal boats at Linlithgow, Horse Driving Trials at Mellerstain near Kelso and finishes with a copy of a commercial release for children DOWN ON THE FARM starring 'Trigger' the horse.

Handwritten notes on can:- "1980. Comedy intro sequence. Linlithgow loch, canal basin opening, Mellerstain horse trials, Trigger down on the farm."

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS, manual control track]

JJ Films presents New Movie World Spoof Reel. Journey to Mars hand drawings of spacecraft leading to a Mars Bar (0.33) shot of 16mm Kodak film projector running (0.42) The film you are about to see... is a record breaker! shot of vinyl record, then in pieces (0.58) ? Have you had enough? (1.04) gvs Linlithgow loch, people enjoying a walk along the banks, windsurfers and leisure boating. Includes shot of canal boat 'Victoria' belonging to Linlithgow Union Canal Society (2.20) tracking shot this canal boat sailing along (2.49) c/u poster 'Scottish International Horse Driving Trials 1980. Mellerstain near Kelso. Fri 4th. Sat 5th. Sun 6th July." gvs horse trails [the first shot possibly Prince Philip driving carriage?], some shots Mellerstain House (6.42) gvs cattle in byre chewing straw (7.10) sign "Milne Craden West Mains" shot of tractor laden with hay, exts farm (7.53) DOWN ON THE FARM starring Trigger young boy riding pony (Trigger) gvs farm. Young girl rides horse and teaches it to jump fence. Grooming horse. Horse in field (10.07) more gvs horse riding, jumping (11.42) by the riverside, throwing stones horse paddling in water (12.53) shot of boy and pony. [some in slo mo] jumping. gvs horse in field with children (14.34) feeding horse and petting (14.44) feeding apple to horse (15.02) gvs horse and children (15.14) The End (15.17)