Film: 1271

Places + Locations | 1940 | Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

Deserted streets in Oxford, 1940s
Exterior of one of the colleges. Panning shot of Oxford University buildings. Empty punts. Intertitle - Oxford - The Universities and buildings are renowned the world over. General shots of the streets in Oxford.
Intertitle 'Pembroke College - founded 1624. Detailed close-ups of the insignia of the gates of the college.
Intertitle - 'The beautiful High Street' A busy day on the High Street with buses cars and pedestrians walking about.
Intertitle - 'A modern building - The New Bodleian Library' Exterior of the library.
Intertitle - 'The Sheldonian Theatre built by Christopher Wren 1668' Exterior of same.
Intertitle - 'Lovely Magdalen college and the stately Magdalen Bridge' General views of Oxford follow taken by an amateur filmmaker. Several shots of colleges. Cobbled streets. Bodleian Library. Oxford back streets and High Street with buses.
Start of this film is professionally shot footage of Oxford, while the later is somewhat shaky footage possibly shot by an amateur.


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