- Title: U191
WEDDING BELLS FOR GILLIAN
Colour live action 1950s for Singer sewing machines
ws of young couple struggling outside living room door. The woman is trying to convince the man to ask her father if he can marry her. Ms woman kisses man as she pushes him / guides him through the door, zi to ms of old man sitting in armchair holding book up to his face. He takes the book down to reveal a stern face with a handlebar moustache, ms woman crouches at door trying to listen to conversation ms stern father gets angry and starts to read his book again, ws stunned man comes out of room to be comforted by woman, ms woman sits typing on typewriter other office worker shows her a skirt that she has made ms of office worker takes a sweet / candy out of a drawer and eats it while typing, ms woman sitting at her desk has an idea and smiles,
vs man paints a door while foreman checks crate. Painter steps on the other man's hand ms man smiles as he has an idea ws man and woman sit at table in restaurant and chat together excitedly low, ws of clock hands turning around to show time passing quickly, vs man shows woman into empty flat Pan around empty desolate flat to ms of man and woman, mcu of woman nodding as if she is in a trance / imagining transformation, ws of empty room magically transformed into cosy living room ms of man looking at plasterwork on the wall ms woman walks through the door with smile on her face, ws of woman looking at empty bedroom and imagining how it will look when she decorates it, ws of kidney shaped dressing table, ws man walks out of hardware shop / store carrying tins of paint and rolls of wallpaper, ws woman walks into sewing machine shop, vs woman goes into shop where she sits down at sewing machine and other woman shows her a book for a sewing course vs of tailors dummy, cu of sign saying 'Home Dressmaking Centre', ws one woman shows another into a room, vs of woman being shown around the dressmaking class where other women are busy at sewing machines, cu of woman's hand looking at dress in progress and holding up a sample of a buttonhole,.
vs of woman demonstrating a new sewing machine inc cus of features such as special stitches thread etc vs of woman demonstrating a sewing machine for another woman inc cus of the fancy stitches it can do vs cus of buttons being sewn by machine, ws man stands by woman sitting at desk as they tot up their finances, ws man paints wall and rubs his aching back, ws of woman sewing dress on sewing machine, cu of machine putting ruffles into dress pan from machine to evening dress on tailors dummy,
vs of machine sewing fancy designs into dress, vs showing how to create a scallop-edge to a garment, ws of woman hanging up petticoat in closet full of pretty dresses, vs man has trouble hanging wallpaper Ws woman sitting at table unpacks dressmaking pattern cu of silky material, mcu of middle-aged man pointing gun towards camera pan as he polishes gun and puts it on the table. He picks up parcel and opens it. Woman rushes into frame to retrieve the material leaving the father looking confused and bewildered pensively stroking his moustache (thinking), ws of man hanging wallpaper while woman sits at sewing machine, vs of all the upholstery woman has made inc bedspread curtains cushion and chair covers, vs woman guides father out of the house handing him his hat and brings him to her new flat where her nervous boyfriend is waiting,
vs boyfriend tries to shake hands with father but is spurned, vs father walks around and inspects the flat ws father embraces and kisses his daughter on the forehead and shakes hands with young man, cu of man's hands writes a cheque pan down a table with the remains of a wedding feast to tight shot of woman's foot slipping into a shoe. Pan up wedding dress to face of bride looking ecstatic, vs she looks lovingly at her husband, cu of father with tears in his eyes mcu of bride and groom kissing track in to sewing machine on table.
- Keywords:UK, 1954, MARRIAGE, DIY, THRIFT, DRESSMAKING, PAINTING, DESIGN, DECOR, FASHION, FAMILY, 1950s, TYPEWRITER, OFFICE.
- Master Title:U191