- Title: CF848
00:01:10 - 00:04:56
Pan across a manufacturing plant / factory. Man talks to camera about the benefits of atomic energy and how it is part of daily life and the appliances / products people use.
Ws view of large US town, vs views of city streets with traffic, shops and people, cars along
suburban streets, large house, classic American suburb in small town America. 50s housewife / woman opens wall-mounted oven and peers inside as woman sits at table watching, the two women talk as one checks saucepans on stove, she licks finger as she tastes contents of food mixer bowl, she says “ you know, I don’t know what I’d do without my new kitchen “. “ Do you think our appliances would run as well on atomic energy ?”. Factory. Men in white overalls, one leans on machine and tells the others that one day the machine will be running on atomic power. Pull out to four women playing cards at home, one says “ I just hope they know what they’re doing “, cu chess board, pull out to show two older men playing chess as one reads newspaper, pan over to two men playing pool / snooker, one leans to make shot. Brief interruption here.
00:04:56 - 00:08:10
Cu cow in milking stall, group of black people squat in field and pick peanuts, cu hands picking, plant biologists selecting plants on which to test radiation, pan over field of mounds of peanuts, hands checking ‘ giant ‘ peanuts created by atomic energy, little boy at street stall opens his mouth in astonishment as he takes monkey nuts / peanuts in shells out of paper bag. Lovely white convertible 50s car pulls up at small petrol station, attendant lifts bonnet, cu car engine being tested, cu graph needle moving along paper, zoom into car engine, attendant closes bonnet of car and checks white wall tyres, nylon cords used in tyre manufacture, vs tyre testing, good shot of red buttons flashing and alarm sound, good shot of white convertible 50s car along road.
00:08:10 - 00:11:21
Good cu shot of little boy cleaning his teeth, cu toothpaste being tested (tooth brushes operating automatically – funny shot )having been subjected to atomic energy, cu machine / Geiger counter showing amount of radiation in toothpaste, man with suitcase walks from plane, cu suitcase. Cut to factory where atomic particles are used in the machinery that makes coating for suitcases, cu graph, needle gauge moves across paper, pan up oil derrick. FILM GOES INTO FAST FORWARD AT THIS POINT. Low angle shot of man, he smiles, man in factory control room, ms man having x-ray, machine passes over him, cu on his face, dairy cows into farmyard past grain silos, 50s housewife / woman picks up electric kettle as she talks to her friend, postman delivers to large suburban house, ws busy shopping street, vs of town.
- Keywords:ATOMIC ENERGY, NUCLEAR TESTING, ATOM BOMB, PROPAGANDA, AMERICANA, SMALL TOWN AMERICA, USA, ATOMIC POWER, COLD WAR, POST-WW2 CONSUMER BOOM
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