- Title: CF758
02:00:41 - 02:04:10 / 01:59:10 - 02:02:28
Sombre looking factory in rural Italy. Pan across derelict factory, broken fence, rubbish rolling past. Depressing, broken, derelict, dark. Man stands in door way of shutdown shop, looking into distance. Farmer man leads horse with cart full of tools and broken wood. CU of overgrown railway tracks, gives the sense that no one has visited no-one has left, village in stand still. INT uninhabited factory, CU of machines frozen, unused. Walls crumbling, pan up to chimney, no smoke. Empty street, dishevelled, child stands in front of run-down, out of use merry-go-round. INT courtyard, one woman selling things from precarious, warn out market stall, above woman sits on crumbling balcony. Boy sat at fountain pushing boat around water, CU of boat moving, reflections in water. Two people in row boat on water, larger boat in background. “TAURINIA” ship moves into dock.
02:04:10 - 02:09:08 / 02:02:28 - 02:07:21
Men on dock lowering ropes, activity, CU captain, pan across deck and crew members. Cargo lifted to dock, CU man smiles lifting mood, sense of hope. CU boxes reading E.R.P (European Recovery Program) . Steam train moves along dock, past ship, carrying cargo. Steam train moves along railway tracks. Men remove “PROIBITED ENTRA” sign from factory gates (Juxtaposed images from first scene), man breaks padlock, ZO of gates to show steam train entering factory, workers walking into factory. INT men painting, sweeping, oiling, repairing factory. Men ‘clocking in’, turning machines on, men working. Back to work. Prosperity.
02:09:09 - 02:11:20 / 02:07:21 - 02:09:21
Boy sat on merry-go-round, smiling, crowds watch, children laughing. Man manually pulling merry-go-round (carousel, fairground, innocent, Hitchcockian). Horse walking down street, farmer stat on cart with whip, past open shop. Groups of people in street, socialising. Shop worker weighing out cheese on scales, man paying blacksmith. Hoards of men walking in and out of factory gates, factory in background, chimneys smoking.
- Keywords:ITALY, FOREIGN AID, US AID, MARSHALL PLAN, POST WW2 RECONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE, SHIPPING
- Master Title:CF758