Film: 5996

Places + Locations | 1970 | Sound | Colour

Synopsis:

New York, San Francisco
00:00:00 Busy American city scene ( New York ), taxis drive towards the camera with imposing skyscrapers at the right of the scene, the camera tilts up at right to the top of the skyscrapers then turns towards the sky and another building. Camera tilts down to a bustling American city street scene, with a large office buildings in view and pedestrians, automobiles and taxis passing in front of the camera. Close view of large group of pedestrians of varying ages. A man with a baby in a carrier on his back crosses the street from right to left, with a large yellow school bus in the background and a yellow taxi passing in the foreground. A black male saxophone player plays standing on the street as pedestrians pass along the pavement in the foreground. A roller-skater skates down the busy street away from the camera as a yellow taxi and car drive towards the camera at right of the scene. A businessman in a pin-striped jacket stands in the centre of the scene facing away from the camera pointing to his right, hailing a camera. Two delivery men carry large cardboard boxes on porters trolleys from right to left.

00:00:39 Humorous scene of two men transporting a large poster with a female figure in lingerie along the pavement. Two businessmen eat ice-cream cones in a park, the camera zooms out as several pedestrians pass in the foreground. A woman with ginger hair and elegant earrings stands talking to people (out of scene). Woman stands facing the camera holding a straw hat adorned with a red ribbon on her head with one hand, her face is shadowed by the hat. A woman with brunette hair and a green scarf tied around her neck talks and laughs with the woman wearing the straw hat. Two men transport a large black and white poster with a voluptuous female figure in lingerie along the pavement. A school teacher stands with a group of school children on the street corner, in front of a bus with a Coppertone sun crème advertisement and also a red car, she faces the camera and points to the left of the scene (her right).

00:00:51 Summertime, a large bronze statue of a man on a horse with an American Indian wearing a headdress standing at the side of the horse, the camera zooms out to view of pedestrians walking towards the statue (and away from the camera) outside of a building with columns. A large crowd of pedestrians sit on stone steps outside of a building. A male street performer acting as a mime inside of a box, while a group of people watch. A female street performer raises one arm and stretches and is surrounded by a group of people watching. A bagpiper performing on the street as several people watch. A group of people sitting in the sun outside of a large stone building, two women use sun reflectors to tan their faces. A young woman with blonde pigtails sits against a stone wall of a building with her eyes closed, wearing a white collared shirt and red plaid trousers, two women sit behind her eating ice cream from Styrofoam cups. Close view of a man with a grey and black moustache and heavily tanned face looking up from a crowd. A person uses a sun reflector to tan their face from a window, the camera zooms in to the person whose face is hidden by the reflector. Camera zooms in on a large advertisement or billboard being painted of a black man in sunglasses, potentially of Stevie Wonder.

00:01:13 Busy American city scene New York, the camera zooms towards bustling pedestrians, trucks, buses, and taxis. Close up of large group of pedestrians that walk towards and away from the camera on a street, filling the scene.

00:01:24 Leo Mononaro, President of the American City Corporation, an aged man with a thinning hairline wearing a brown jacket, white collared shirt, and a red and brown tie, talks about urban problems and community development. Large office with glass walls, two men examine maps and charts on a desk in the background with lush potted plants in the foreground. Two men examine maps and charts on a desk, one holds a ruler. Close up of a city planning map with various coloured sections, camera tilts up to the two men discussing the plans and maps. Close up of the two businessmen looking at the maps on the desk (off camera). Close up of a city planning map with various coloured sections. Alternate view of a city planning map with various coloured sections. The two men discuss the city plans at a desk, facing away from the camera, the office is adorned with blueprints and other drawn plans on the walls. Close up of the two businessmen looking at the maps on the desk (off camera), camera tilts down to the multi-coloured maps. Leo Mononaro, President of the American City Corporation, an aged man with a thinning hairline wearing a brown jacket, white collared shirt, and a red and brown tie, stands in an office and talks about urban problems and community development while facing the camera.

00:02:55 A series of sepia-toned drawings depicting a bustling London marketplace and scenes from the 1800's, including St. Paul's Cathedral, horse-drawn carriages on streets, beggars, drunkards, madmen, women in Victorian dress, and more.

00:04:17 (Series of still photographs) An outdoors Italian café with marble statues in the background. Outdoor café with tables underneath trees. A market on a street, with a person selling oranges in the foreground. San Marco Basilica in Venice, Italy. Camera tilts down a photograph of a city street in a Spanish-speaking location. Still photograph of cars, motorcycles, and people on a city street. Tall apartment buildings amidst houses. Asian city street, potentialyl Japan, with signs and people. Asian city street with signs and people, potentially in India.

00:04:35 Leo Mononaro, President of the American City Corporation, an aged man with a thinning hairline wearing a brown jacket, white collared shirt, and a red and brown tie, stands in an office and talks about urban problems, including accidents and murders, and community development while facing the camera.


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