Monday, 14 April 2014

Bonus video: And The World Listened

Just uploaded by the film's owner, British Pathé, here's a great colour documentary film about the life and music of Liverpool - made in 1964-65.

Views of the wake of a ship from the stern. Shots of men working on boat on the River Mersey. VS of ships on the river. Several shots show Liver Building from the River. Travel shots from car driving around Liverpool. Exteriors the home of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - the Philharmonic Hall. Great CUs of classical concert posters. VS tankers and container ships. Tugs help the ships. VS ships being loaded and unloaded in docks.

VS of large houses around Liverpool - the home's of the men who built the shipping empires. VS of newly built tower blocks of flats - reconstruction after the Second World War. Shots of new suburban houses. Travel shots from a Merseyside police car driving around housing estate. Ext. of building 'The Johnny Todd'. Out walk a group of people.

VS scenes in tight streets of Liverpool city centre. CU street sign 'Mathew Street'. VS going down the steps into 'The Cavern Club'. People buy tickets at the bottom of the stairs. Various good shots of 'The Merseybeats' playing. CU sign 'The Downbeat Club'. CU Sign for 'The Blue Angel'. Various other 'Beat, Jazz and R & B Clubs'. Ext. The Florence Institute - part of the Liverpool Boys' Association. CU two boys playing chess. Two boys read a magazine. They look at advert for The Cavern - including the Beatles. VS of boys playing five-aside football. VS of boys building go karts. VS boys and girls drinking in youth club. VS of young boys in 'Beat' group playing on a small stage. VS (Techniscope) of the Beatles performing 'Twist And Shout'. VS of the folk group 'The Spinners' walking with their instruments around the docks.

VS of The Searchers performing 'Sugar and Spice' in recording studio. VS of recording engineer recording the band. VS of young children playing on playground - climbing frames, trees etc. VS of men playing bowls. The Protestant Cathedral is in the background. VS showing the building work on the Catholic Cathedral - 'Paddy's Wigwam'. VS street scenes in Liverpool. VS of entrance to the Mersey Tunnel. VS (Techniscope) the Beatles playing 'She Loves You'.

End Credits - Made For The Corporation of The City of Liverpool. Extra music by The Spinners.

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