- Title: SS2
- Date:1930s - 1960s
Sam Silver Collection
Keywords: UK, home movies, travelogue, Japan, Far East, UK airports
Incredibly well shot amateur film, great quality. With various major Tokyo tourist sites.
POV from car along London suburban streets, journey to Heathrow Airport. POV shots of sign pointing the direction to Heathrow Airport. INT Heathrow waiting room, nice 60s furniture. Sign with ‘Gates 12-28’. Airhostess driving on TWA buggy talks into walkie talkie (iconic airport shot). EXT Japan Air Lines plane, passengers board plane. Plane taking off from runway. INT plane passengers in seats. Japnese airhostess serves drinks. Shots of mountains and clouds from plane window. Nice shots of Japanese airhostess in kimono.
00:03:22 Sign for ‘Tokyo Airport’. GVS various Tokyo Japan tourist sites. Japanese garden (in the rain). Tourists walk across Japanese pond. Beautiful cherry blossom trees. Japanese man in traditional dress greets tourists and teaches them to boy. Women in kimonos past camera. Sign pointing to ‘Gold Pavillion’. Tourists bow to shrine and light candles. Tourists feeding deer (in the background is a tourguide holding a big red flag). Guided tour.
00:06:38 Japanese petting zoo. Japanese schoolgirls feed the deer CU sign saying ‘Don’t approach to antlered Stag! Because it is the period of heat of deer about this time’. Japanese dragon statue. POV from window of train across more rural Japan. Crowded Japanese city streets (POV from tram) day and night with neon signs in Japanese.
00:07:50 Great shot from platform of a futuristic train pulling into a station (early bullet train?). INT train funny shot of western men lined up at the bar trying to drink with difficulty as the train sways. Passengers walk through buffet car. POV from train window across Japan. CU speed guage at 200 km/hour. Japanese men holding Union Jacks in red uniforms, tourist waves Japanese flag. Tilt up Mount Fuji. More POVs from train window past Mt. Fuji, tourist couple having their photo taken with mountain in the background.
00:09:35 Vars Giant bronze Buddha statue, Kamakura Buddha. Japanese woman shows off small baby to the camera. People make offerings. English women laugh raucously as they are towed away in tuk tuk. View of Japanese city (Tokyo?) along the rooftops, POV tracking shot from train window. Pan along crowd waiting to cross road, crowd of 1960s tourists crossing the road. Bustling street, vars shots of Japanese people in traditional dress. Japanese people milling about in 60s fashions.
00:13:00 Group of middle aged British men pose next to a sign reading Ginza Street. Man past camera wearing face mask (to protect against pollution/ germs?). Bustling Tokyo street with café tables in the middle of the road. GVS Tokyo café culture. INT department store people coming up escalator past camera. INT Japanese restaurant, locals and tourists eat with chopsticks. People coming down escalator. Couple (bride and groom) posing for wedding photo, bride wears traditional kimono. Couple strolling hand in hand through forest, CUs (happy couple, love). LS tennis courts. Tilt down skyscrapers covered in signs and advertising hoarding (inc NEC electronics) typical Japan. Tilt down a circular building covered in Mitsubishi branding. More signs on buildings including Pentax (with giant revolving camera),
00:15:45 INT department store, Japanese female lift operators in quirky white 1920s-style outfits opening and closing lift doors. Shop with TV and various gadgets. Ext man getting his shoes shined on the street. CU fish market stall. Great shot taken from a lift, view of buildings and rooftops as camera goes up in the lift then down. View of Tokyo from hotel window (very Lost in Translation!). INT rooftop restaurant couples eating silhouetted with view from huge windows over Tokyo.
00:17:15 POV from car past planes on runway. HA passengers boarding plane. POV from plane window. INT plane with air hostesses in kimonos.
- DATE:1930s - 1960s
- Master Title:SS2