- Title: U2
Ext.m.l.s. Blue sky seen through jagged hole m.s. old stone walls in bright sun, l.s. stone city walls: modern buildings in background, m.s. goat in street/goat outside house door, c.u. wooden door opens - man looks out, m.s. door: two flags (union flag & Oman?) over: two cannon in front, c.u. barred window opens - young girl looks out, m.l.s. street: Arab boys run away from camera; more boys, m.l.s. house balcony trees people looking out, m.l.s. decorated green door opens steps children & woman run out, m.s. battered shop door alley; children running, m.s. open fronted shop: shop keeper waves children run past, m.l.s. door with flags: boys run towards camera, m.c.u. feet some bare run on dusty road, m.c.u. happy children's faces/children pour out of alley.
m.s. old man beard hammering on boat side/young man ditto, m.l.s. boy & small group run toward camera, m.s.men one with sword other dagger in belt, mc.u. man blowing instrument/purdah women in crowd; banner in Arabic; red white & green umbrellas/man playing horn/man dancing with knife, m.c.u. Omani flag at rest/soldiers in black uniforms, l.s. launch: Britannia in background, int.m.c.u. female newscaster speaking into microphone pull back to studio control room, m.c.u. female newsreader speaking to camera, ext .m.l.s. launch at quay side, m.s. Sultan saluting: royal yacht Britannia in background, m.s. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip disembarking, int.m.c.u. newsreader to camera.
c.u. animation: globe/relief map KUWAIT, ext.m.l.s. official on steps as Concorde lands, m.s.red carpet; Sheikh passes line of men, m.l.s. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip descend plane steps, m.c.u. Queen Elizabeth (in pink) Prince Philip in background - greeted by the Emir, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and others, c.u. royal standard - pan to soldiers present arms, c.u. Emir of Kuwait/Prince Philip, m.s. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip inspect soldiers, m.s. Arab cameraman on dolly camera, m.c.u. overhead shot: Queen Elizabeth smiling and talking, c.u. Arab woman with baby/purdah woman/woman with baby points, m.c.u. Queen Elizabeth and Sheikh Jaber, c.u. Arab sound engineer & cameraman, c.u. European woman wearing sunglasses, m.c.u. Rolls Royce bonnet Kuwait flag pull back to m.l.s. motorcade.
m.s. arch [The Emir Welcomes etc.] with union flags/sign Kuwait Oil Co., int .m.s. Queen Elizabeth (pink spot dress) greeted by the Emir and others/Queen looks at wall map; various diagrams, c.u.diagram oil terminal graphs, m.s. Queen Elizabeth signing book; Prince Philip signing book
c.u. signature Elizabeth and Philip, ext.m.s.Queen Elizabeth and man in hard hat, m.l.s. back view V.I.P. crowd looking at oil refinery, m.c.u. Prince Philip peering, m.l.s. Arabs in foreground wooden hull in background, m.s. Arab standing on hull boring with long drill: pan to crowd of photographers backs to camera, m.s. Emir (?) and Prince Philip, m.l.s.from inside skeleton hull toward sea, m.s. man using saw on hull, m.c.u. man using bow drill/man with adze/ two men with drill and saw – intercut.
m.s. purdah women dancing drummers in background, m.c.u. man with bongo style drum, m.s. drummers and male dancers sway to music, m.s. Queen Elizabeth and sheikhs seated, l.s. Spires (minarets) against sky zoom to: m.l.s. dancers on stage in front of marquees, m.s. girl black hair swinging (traditional hair dance); women drummers - pull back to m.l.s. seen from marquee, c.u. Queen Elizabeth smiling, m.l.s. two female dancers seen from marquee.
m.l.s. Minarets against sky, c.u. blue disks on spires pull back to, l.s. panoramic shot Kuwait l.s. aerial shot: trees in park crowd at back, m.s. tracking shot European children waving flags, m.c.u. low angle Queen Elizabeth (in blue) talking to children, m.c.u. low angle Queen Elizabeth carrying flowers, m.s. European man keeping children back/Prince Philip with adult crowd looks at flag/Queen Elizabeth talks to crowd, m.l.s. soldiers (grey & blue uniforms) present arms, m.c.u. Queen Elizabeth smiling shaking hands, m.c.u. Arab T.V. cameraman, m.s. Queen Elizabeth boarding Britannia, m.s. British sailors rolling up Persian carpet on quay, m.c.u. rope passing through ship's bollard, m.s. British sailor on ship against skyline, c.u. royal coat of arms/Union flag on ship's prow.
Int .c.u. map – BAHRAIN, ext .c.u. rusted wheel valve pan up to: m.s. pipe line in desert pan to oil derrick m.s. overhead cable truck running on wires, m.c.u. aluminium bars - pull back to l.s. stacks of bars, l.s. overhead cable-way, m.l.s. flags outside modern air terminal - pan around buildings to Concorde on tarmac, m.l.s. tug in harbour/slant shot Bahrain Slipway Co. with flags/ boats in harbour, m.c.u. welder with face mask, m.s. low angle: ship's stern pan down to propeller/side view stern/view along tanker deck/zoom to m.l.s. royal yacht Britannia at sea, m.s. soldiers (white and black uniform) present arms military band passing to reveal Britannia, int .m.s. European male radio presenter with earphones.
ext.m.s. Queen Elizabeth disembarking along gangplank, m.c.u. Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa, m.s. Sheikh greets Queen Elizabeth/cut to photographers/Queen shaking hands with V.I.Ps/cameramen, m.s. tracking shot scouts (in blue) waving flags/motor cavalcade, c.u. woman in tee shirt [Queen's Royal Tour + flags] pull out to m.s. group of Europeans waving, m.s. police motor bikes in cavalcade, m.c.u. radio interview with three British women in crowd.
int.c.u. Night: Queen Elizabeth in diamonds and tiara sits on settee, m.c.u. male singer & drummer clapping, m.s. boat on stage: men singing clapping, m.c.u. back view Queen Elizabeth turns smiling to Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa/ Prince Philip smiling, m.s. Queen Elizabeth and others being served coffee, m.s. young women in bright clothes dancing on stage, m.c.u. young women orange dress/purple dress/green dress dancing on stage.
Ext .m.s. motorbikes again, m.c.u. display tomatoes & potatoes, m.s. Queen Elizabeth (in blue) with young man/general view crowd and officials, m.c.u. winding wool on traditional wheel/ weaving, c.u. bearded male weaver/hands at loom/foot on potter's wheel, m.s. potter with wheel and pots, m.l.s. burial mounds in desert/Queen on mound, int.c.u. photo burial chamber pull back to various photos tombs etc.
ext.m.c.u. slow motion: horses and jockeys out of starting gate/racing away from camera, m.c.u. radio reporter with race crowd/man with girl baby/various Europeans in crowd, m.l.s. European crowd behind fence waving flags/officials seated in line zoom to Queen Elizabeth and Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa, m.s. two horses pass winning post.
int.c.u. hands typing pull back to show Arabs at teleprinters/ Arabs at telephones, m.c.u. European woman journalist in hotel room with phone/European male journalist at desk with phone, ext. m.l.s. radio satellite dish, m.s. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leaving, m.l.s. hazy shot of Concorde taking off.
Int .c.u. map:RIYADH, l.s. Concorde flying above clouds, m.l.s. sign: Riyadh Airport/flags waving, m.l.s. soldiers (white & green uniforms) watching Concorde land, int.c.m.c.u European male with phone, ext.m.l.s. cockpit Concorde with royal pennant, m.s. Queen Elizabeth (long blue skirt) leaving plane, m.l.s. overhead shot: Queen Elizabeth and King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz on red carpet go to dais, c.u. red revolving light (like police light), c.u. horse' head behind starting gate/horses' legs/jockey and horse, m.l.s. horses & jockeys race away from camera/towards camera/tracking shot by side, m.c.u. Arabs in red burnouses, m.l.s. horses pass winning post.
Int .m.c.u. European male journalist on telephone, ext.m.s. camel ridden by boy through haze/camels race towards camera, m.l.s. boy on camel passes winning post, m.s. boy on camel led by Arab, m.l.s. Queen Elizabeth and Sheikhs, m.c.u. boy on camel. Camel racing.
l.s. aerial view Riyadh, m.s. sign: Ministry of Planning/Arabic, int.m.s. Queen Elizabeth and others in darkened room sit/screens open on a-v presentation/intercutting a-v and watching audience, m.c.u. map SAUDI ARABIA, c.u. title: Islam, ext.m.s. officer (epaulets) cap on ground - pulls out: m.l.s. overhead view soldiers kneel bow stand (engage in the Muslim style of prayer) int.c.u. charts on health, ext.c.u. plaque on Riyadh Hospital, int.m.s. Queen Elizabeth and hospital staff, c.u. children's mobile (horse sheep) pan down to nurse with baby mother & baby with dummy.
Low shot of Concord pulling forward in an airport, Pan across ornate white building, perhaps university, c.u. Chart of university students, still of building inform of man-made pool with fountain, Montage of shots of the building and men in traditional dress at the site, very busy, v.w.s of Queen Elizabeth walking downstairs accompanied by Sheikh, m.c.u. European photographers, c.u. developing a print in the dark room, m.s. washing prints, c.u. on photograph of Queen Elizabeth smiling, w.s., Photographer delivering images to a man in what looks like a press office, z.i. on photo on roller, z.o. of large satellite dish.
m.s. man with clipboard in press bureau with ‘Middle East’ on poster in background, and photo scanning equipment, z.i. on photo of Queen Elizabeth being printed, z.o. on front page of ‘The Guardian’ with the photo in top right hand corner, c.u. of man on white phone, m.s. of woman on phone with blue and white crockery on table.
ext.l.s. Britannia at sea flotilla with escort vessels, c.u. Map: DHARAN to DOHA, ext.m.s. men sweeping quayside, m.c.u. Prismo white liner, m.s. unloading palms in pots from lorries/flowers in foreground, m.s. arch: Qatar / man pastes up poster / soldier with flag / flags on flag staffs, l.s. Britannia and boats at sea / aerial view, m.s. with Arab dhow/boat with standing Arabs, m.s. sheikhs waiting on quay, m.l.s. Britannia with Arab boat/speed boat with union flag/yacht with flag, m.s. two British women and man waving from boat, m.l.s. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip waving from Britannia, m.s. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in naval uniform on gangplank greeted by the Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani.
l.s. aerial view harbour & town: tracking motor cavalcade past minaret & clock tower, m.l.s. flags over notice: Qatar Construction Pauling, c.u. sign: Gray Mackenzie; GM/Cable & Wireless, m.s. brightly coloured sailing dinghy, m.s. man on water scooter falls into water, m.l.s. tracking shot calm sea onto shore/barren hills, l.s. aerial view palace lake? Harbour, m.l.s. from archway silhouetted Arabs harbour, m.c.u. toothless Arab drummer /drum / drummer wearing a turban with stick, m.l.s.white building water Arabs, m.s.pan shot: Arabs on boat.
int.c.u.T.V. film fingers with pearl (cyan palette)/pull back to jewelry display, m.s.back view of sheikhs and Queen Elizabeth, c.u. sign: Arabic and Qatar National Museum, ext. m.s.museum building sheikhs, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in garden, int.m.s.dark: cameramen - Queen (in blue tiara) in palace, m.s.Queen Elizabeth and prince Philip greet sheikhs, m.s.table - candles - Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip enter, c.u.food (lamb?) on table: tracking shot table setting, m.c.u.waiter & soldier carry in huge food platter, m.s.tent with tables full of food.
Ext. c.u.Arab soldier playing bagpipes, m.s.military band playing bagpipes / drums, m.s.overhead shot Queen Elizabeth and sheikhs, m.l.s. VIPs in open air zoo, m.l.s. white oryx in compound, m.s. low angle Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip looking through railings, m.l.s. oryx again, m.s. Queen Elizabeth takes photo through railings, m.l.s. back view sheikhs and Prince Philip, m.l.s.sheikhs and Prince Philip go to helicopter, m.s.helicopter cockpit, m.l.s.helicopter takes off / flies over factories, l.s. aerial view: factory by sea, m.s. VIPs and Prince Philip talking.
M.l.s. furnace seen from outside, c.u. furnace fire, m.l.s. burn off against night sky, c.u. fire, l.s. fireworks against night sky, m.l.s. night: neon sign E II R / Arabic / God bless the Queen, m.l.s. night: military band marching, c.u. military drummer, l.s. fireworks, m.s. night: Queen Elizabeth waving.
C.u. map: ABU DHABI, m.s. white helmeted military band, m.l.s. Britannia at quayside, m.s. Queen being greeted on quay, l.s. overhead view quay, m.l.s. motor cavalcade - large modern building, m.l.s. cavalcade seen from behind line of people, l.s. overhead view: cavalcade winding past lines of people, m.l.s. Queen Elizabeth waves from inside limo, m.s. from moving car blurred tracking shot crowd waving, m.c.u. news vendor with 'Emirates news", m.l.s. red white & blue hot air balloon, m.w.s street jewelry seller, m.s. archway with British flag of the Union and Arabic script, m.w.s motorbikes and motorcade passing, ms.s fast moving pan of crowds, m.w.s of Sheikhs walking together, z.o. to v.w.s. of Queen Elizabeth meeting workers by some blue pipes (oil rig), w.s. of Queen Elizabeth on a tour of the plant, g.v. of the plant, z.i. to oil tanker at sea.
m.c.u. of Queen Elizabeth in green and white dress reading book, c.u.’s of women playing the recorder, w.s. of European children and crowd, singing, playing instruments, m.w.s of small girl presenting Queen Elizabeth with a bouquet of flowers, c.u. of amateur filmmaker with camera, m.s. of Queen Elizabeth inspecting displays of houses made by children, children with Australian flags, m.s. of couple with camera reloading it, m.s. of footage of Queen Elizabeth talking to crowd filmed from within the crowd. G.v.’s of crowd taking pictures, waving Union Jack flags, c.u. of Queen Elizabeth in green ensemble.
C.u. map of United Arab Emirates, with major cities highlighted, fade to w.s. of building by road, c.u. of Sheikh being photographed, c.u. of Queen Elizabeth drinking from a small cup, m.s. of Sheikh and Queen Elizabeth, m.s. of Prince Philip with different Sheikh.
Ext. c.u. of modern building, g.v.’s of different, buildings/ monuments under construction, m.s. of Queen Elizabeth surrounded by men in suits, being shown a plan. m.s. of Queen Elizabeth looking through window at city / construction sites, z.o. sign that reads ‘Dubai welcomes her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II under cranes, aerial shots of perhaps grain stores, g.v.’s aerial shots of boats in port, dock machinery and storage containers, m.s. of Queen Elizabeth in yellow ensemble, speaking into a microphone, montage of g.v.’s of the docks, g.v.s of aerial shots of the water front and buildings, m.s. of boats in river.
Fast pan m.s. of Emirati girls holding Union flags and pictures of Queen Elizabeth, m.c.u. of man playing drum, men with stick-like instruments, m.c.u.’s of women dancing and swishing their hair, men drumming with their hands, c.u.’s of men and women wearing the hijab dancing (not with each other) c.u.’s of women tossing their hair.
M.w.s. if Queen Elizabeth walking in convoy with dignitaries and soldiers, g.v.’s of crowds, c.u. z.o. of digger moving earth, transferring it to a truck. Aerial shots of construction sites, desert.
V.w.s. slow z.i. of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip disembarking and being received by dignitaries under a sign that says ‘Mina Jebel Ali welcomes her Majesty.’ v.w.s fast z.o. of crowd watching Queen and Prince with dignitaries, curtains are drawn back to reveal a plaque commemorating visit. Applause, c.u. of plaque on English and Arabic, e.w.s of cars in convoy in desert, aerial shots of diggers and construction in desert, aerial shots of fisheries in sea by desert, e.w. aerial shot of crowd on buttress, e.w. aerial shots of desert and shore and industries.
W.s. of Queen Elizabeth giving a speech on a dais, surrounded by dignitaries, pan behind dignitaries of water cascading through dam, w.s. of boats in harbour, sunset, w.s. mosque at nightfall, m.c.u. of female news reporter, w.s. of military dignitaries in procession by sea, m.s. of Prince Philip in uniform and Queen Elizabeth in white, pan across line of dignitaries on side of harbour.
Map of Oman with cities highlighted z.i. on Muscat, Aerial shot of city, including coastline, ports and mountains, Aerial over traditional town at foot of mountains and terrace farms, Tighter aerial shot over palm trees and farms and village, C.u. z.o. of woman in traditional Omani green, white and red ensemble, gold and black headdress holding flowers, w.s. street scene, people hold green, white and red striped umbrellas, c.u. pan of Queen Elizabeth flanked by military guard, aerial shot of circular building, c.u. night shot of Queen Elizabeth, z.o. to reveal bank of tv screens showing similar images of Queen Elizabeth and editors directing output, c.u. g.v.s of telecasters at work.
m.c.u. z.i. Queen Elizabeth talking to man in suit by water, z.o. to Prince Philip, m.s. of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip waving from top of moving vehicle, m.c.u. on female reporter smoking and talking on the telephone, c.u. on Queen Elizabeth in green ensemble greeting people in crowd, w.s. of crowd of people surrounded by press photographers, g.v.’s busy street scenes, w.s. Prince Philip being shown a camel, men in uniforms on horses, m.s. of horse, mounted me playing trumpets, m.s. of foal pull back to see Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip.
Int. banquet hall in a palace m.s. Queen Elizabeth in tiara and evening dress shaking hands with procession of dignitaries, m.s. Queen Elizabeth presented with gifts, c.u.’s, presents own gift to host, w.s. of Queen Elizabeth giving an address in ornate room, g.v.’s of guests at dinner tables listening to speech, shaking hands, c.u. of female news reporter, ext. day m.c.u. of Queen Elizabeth shaking hands, soldiers presenting arms, w.s. of Queen Elizabeth waving goodbye from door way of plane, m.s. of dignitaries on run way, w.s. plane taking off, w.s. Queen Elizabeth arriving back in the UK, w.s. z.o. man with flag on hillside, lens flare to end.
- Keywords:UK, 1979, BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY, ROYALTY, DIPLOMACY, ROYAL VISIT, ARABIAN PENINSULA, GULF STATES.
- Master Title:U2