- Title: CF459
vs of illustrations of streets in Victorian / Edwardian times. ms Reconstruction of man in costume opens window. ms woman holding candelabra blows candle out. ws man walks through the living room commenting on the furniture, they have just moved in. ws two men and woman enter old-fashioned kitchen and talk about replacing kitchen range with a modern gas stove / cooker / oven / cooker, they leave the room and a man closes the door. vs of a horse drawn removal van and men unpacking the furniture and bringing it into the house. vs of servants in livery / uniform moving old furniture to the attic. ws woman takes candelabra from mantelpiece and man lights new gas lamps. ws two removal men put baby's crib against the wall. ws mother and father say goodnight to baby in the crib and leave the nursery while turning off the gas lamp. vs of photographer taking a family portrait outdoors, he has an old-fashioned camera on a tripod and is under a black veil, montage of old fashioned black and white photographs showing the family expanding over the years. cu invitation to 21st birthday party. ws servants in the kitchen complain about the bad cooking facilities. Upstairs / downstairs
ws the housekeeper and butler enter the room and order the servants to get the master's bath water ready. ws of all the servants running up the stairs carrying buckets and basins of water and towels. ms butler pours out a glass of wine and puts it on a silver tray which another servant passes around to the guests at the party who are listening to the hostess play the piano. ws of three women in ball gowns (one waves a fan) sitting down listening to music / concert. ms man turns a page for a woman playing piano. ms of young man looking sinister. zo from CU of man at desk writing to MS of woman at typewriter. ms of bride and groom, zo to MS to inc parents. pov pan along wedding presents laid out on display. vs of early automobile / vintage car driving on road with man carrying a red flag in front of it, car is passed by a man on a Penny Farthing / old bicycle. ws of windmill and people on bicycles / cycling on the road. cu of a gas light
ws man in dinner suit stands in front of fireplace. vs woman stands in hall while telephone rings and asks the butler to answer it, pan to man on the other phone. vs showing a couple going into a turn of the century). cinema / picture house and watching BW films - Lumiere Brothers ( man watering garden / gardener and train pulling into the station / train to camera. ms of the couple reacting with amazement
vs BW archive footage of Queen Victoria's jubilee and the Gordon Highlanders marching off to the Boer war. vs of the funeral of Queen Victoria. mw of couple sitting in cinema, woman crying dabs her eyes with handkerchief. vs BW footage of Edward VII opening parliament and the Prince of Wales George V opens a tram. ms of man pouring port from decanter and passing it to the other men sitting around the table. ws three women in evening dress enter drawing room and sit down. ws four men sit around the dinner for after dinner port and cigars. They smoke and talk about new inventions. ms three women in drawing room complain that they cannot get good servants these days
vs of suffragette who has chained herself to the railings being arrested by policemen. vs of women sitting in a living room drinking tea and knitting talking to a suffragette who has just come out of Holloway Prison, man comes into the room and opens up a newspaper with headlines of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination in Sarajevo. cu of newspaper's front page. vs BW footage of women saying goodbye to soldiers on their way to WW1, vs of soldiers coming out of trenches in WW1 / over the top. vs of crowds on the street celebrating the end of WW1 / Armistice inc black soldiers marching in uniform. ws of two soldiers in uniform in WW1
ws large terraced house in London. vs mother, father and two children walk up the stairs and go into the attic where they find old furniture and clothes. ws people carry furniture down the stairs. House converted into flats. ws man mends / repairs doorbell while other man looks on and woman walks in the door with shopping bag. ws man installs a gas fire, zo to show man sitting in an armchair reading the paper, pan to children listening to radio. montage showing different styles of radio announcing special events like the fire in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. zo from radio announcing the unveiling of a statue of Emily Pankhurst to a woman running around the kitchen cooking. ws man in dressing gown walks into the bathroom. ws woman puts pie in the oven. ws man sitting in bath, smoking a cigarette, water heater, portable radio c1927. funny shot of schoolboys in Eton-style school uniform dancing to a radio on the lawn doing a wobbly knees dance / Charleston. ws man sitting under a tree bedside a radio that announces the German invasion of Poland. ms two men in navy uniform on ship. ws two men sit at a desk in office. vs of removal men carry furniture into a house inc shots of husband and wife deciding where to put things.
ws husband and wife argue in the kitchen while tradesmen install a drying cupboard and washing machine. zo from cu of large teddy bear and little girl. vs BW archival footage of the Festival of Britain site, King George VI greets Clement Attlee and Winston Churchill as they open Festival, George VI lies in State, brief clip of Oxford winning the Oxford / Cambridge boat race in 1952, brief clip Newcastle United wins FA Cup. Derby winner past post, cu National Registration Identity Cards, prefab houses, modern council flats with grass in front, cu hand spoons tea into teapot, small pile of ration books, last tram drives towards camera at night as crowds cheer, cu sign in shop window ALL SWEETS OFF THE RATION, large group of children run / rush / push into sweet shop, COL RECONSTRUCTION footage of girl eating sweets from paper bag as her teddy bear sits on her knee, coronation of Queen Elizabeth II followed by parade, COLOUR RECON footage of man smoking pipe, woman on sofa as they watch TV with young woman, watch BW archival footage of Russia launching first rocket in 1961, Gagarin's face as in space shown on television, woman watches programme about liquid methane / gas on television. Man switches off television
Young man into room and talks to man and woman, they leave house and get into red sports car, vs men building / construction industry, plane flies overhead, zoom in to modern bungalow, woman fits net curtains as she talks to another woman, man asks to marry young woman, older man shows him boiler, cu JUST MARRIED sign on back of red sports car, modern kitchen, woman demonstrates modern gas cooker, man picks up candelabra.
- Keywords:UK, ENGLAND, HISTORY, FAMILY LIFE THROUGH THE AGES, DOMESTIC APPLIANCES, LOVE, ROMANCE
- Master Title:CF459