- Title: CF665
11:17:00 - 11:26:18 ( Colour Animation Sound 1960s )
Animation about ‘the American way of doing things‘ – working practices - industry
Factory – ‘ King Joe ‘ wearing dungarees and crown runs out of door – jumps into car – runs in and out of high street shops piling parcels into car
King Joe sat on armchair reading the funnies – he laughs – attempts to pick up heavy weight but drops it – hurts / cricks his back – time machine appears – Joe pulls lever. Man smokes pipe while he hammers repeatedly at a wheel – manual labour
Horses running along conveyor belt – demonstrates horse power – Joe at work in factory
Great shot – rich man – fat cat – he snoozes in opulent surroundings whilst a butler lightly dusts his bald head with a feather duster – poor people , woman sweeps dust from her husband’s lap with a broom – inequality, another great shot – little boy in a bank queue pulling his piggy bank behind him.
Nervous bankers look at stock market reports – they bite their nails in time with the ticker tape report – dollars march out of bank and into factory
Spinning globe stops at China – slightly racist portrayal of Chinese worker carrying fuel on a stick – he tiptoes along wearing a stereotypical Chinese hat. American freight train carrying fuel – Chinese man getting paid a single coin – freight train driver getting paid huge bag of money
No dividends. Factory boarded up marked with large sign saying ‘closed’ – men stand outside selling tomatoes from a box – recession. man working in carriage factory – factory closes – he goes to get a new job
Scientist working in laboratory – mixing chemicals – stocking factory – poster for stockings with kicking can-can dancer
Small boy listening to radio while father sleeps – he turns up the volume – father screams at loud noise – man throws telephone receiver out of the window – man struggling to open fridge / refrigerator. Beautiful bathroom with everything marked ‘hers’ – girly / feminine
Stunning countryside – pan right to busy road – traffic jam – family arguing car – family holiday
American ‘Bill of Rights‘ and ‘Constitution', worker builds a production machine. CU on production line.
- Keywords:USA, CAR INDUSTRY, MONEY MANAGEMENT, DEBT, CONSUMERISM, PATRIOTISM, CAPITALISM, ECONOMICS, INVESTMENT, AMERICAN DREAM
- Master Title:CF665