- Title: U560
Colour live action film about how cotton products are made, 1951
ZO on planet Earth Ms graphic map of Britain with arrows towards Lancashire ms bales of cotton being lifted out of ship's hold, ws docks showing merchant ships and tugs, ms-mcu bales of cotton being lifted out of ship's hold and loaded onto truck / lorry vs lorry out of docks with mcu on driver, pov from truck / lorry showing people on pavements / sidewalks and shops tracking shot past industrial landscape with chimneys / smokestacks ms truck / lorry past electricity generating plant ms stream flowing down from hills vs Lancashire moors / moorland, ws mills with smokestacks ms truck / lorry into mill gates ms busy street scene in Bolton with traffic and people, vs people shopping with cus on feet as they pass ms group of women at clothing stall in market ms council building, cu traffic lights changing to green.
Vs busy street scenes, cu posters for Theatre Royal, Bolton and Empire Theatre, Oldham exterior shot Palais de Danse, ws cattle market ms young women arm in arm down street, ms young women swimming in open air pool ms children playing in play area in front of mill buildings with smokestacks / chimneys belching black smoke.
ws cricket match watched by spectators in flat caps ls mills in valley exterior of mill with people out of gates low < shot black smoke belching out of chimneys / smokestacks Ms small children playing in garden of nursery helped by women in white overalls, mcu small girls washing faces at sink aided by women in white overalls pan around room as children eat lunch supervised by matron in black uniform, mcu small boy being fed by matron, mcu old man eating rice pudding surrounded by fellow workers pan up to show young women dancing together at end of room as man plays piano ms woman stirring huge saucepan cooking on stove / cooker / oven / cooker, mcu hand taking plate of pie & chips from table ms group of young women laughing around canteen table, ws men and women outside mill smoking and talking as others walk by.
High < shot men and women back through mill gates with hands on clock at 1pm, vs man putting cotton into machine vs men and women prepare cotton for weaving, vs good shots of cotton bobbins being fed into machine, vs weaving machine and printed cloth being produced on cotton cloth.
mcu sign reading 'dyers and printers', vs men producing dyes and supervising dyeing process, vs designs ms exterior of Shirley Institute with pan left to research laboratories Vs man testing procedures ms man and women checking fabric ms automatic doffer which doffs spindles at end of run with cu showing action, vs group of students at technical college learning about cotton industry,
ws Manchester city centre, vs buyers looking at cotton fabric for purchase ms dress designer looking at examples of fabric which will look best with her designs, ms women shoppers past window display full of cotton dresses being fitted to mannequin by window dresser ms shoppers past on sidewalk / pavement ms little girl trying on cotton dress while her mother looks on, vs man and woman choosing furnishing fabric with help of sales assistant, ms young woman looks at ball dress, ms man and woman choosing furnishing fabrics.
Mcu large man holds tiny t-shirt against his body as elderly sales assistant looks on, ms man pays for fabric takes cigarette from case and then replaces it,
ws people shopping along street exterior shot of hospital, ws nurse plumps male patient's pillow low < shot operating theatre with group of surgeons, vs engineering workshop with mcu on overhead light ms young woman types on large manual typewriter, cu Royal typewriter and ribbon, ws busy city street ms fishing boats moored with nets drying on board ms people sitting on deckchairs on pebble beach, ws yacht on sea, mcu young woman posing in bikini and sun umbrella ms sun blind / awning outside shop vs fashion show featuring cotton clothes with 50s looking models ms buyers watching show - one woman is smoking Vs models showing clothes including beach clothes and evening dresses,
vs graphic map of Britain showing with arrows to the rest of the world from Lancashire vs the world from space growing ever smaller.
- Keywords:UK, 1951, NORTHERN LIFE,TEXTILES INDUSTRY, MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRIAL TOWNS, LOOM, SPINNING, BOBBIN, BOLTON, LANCASHIRE, COTTON, WORKING LIFE, CONDITIONS,
- Master Title:U560