STK-ID 10063

LAS of buildings peppered with bullet holes. Street scenes showing a few pedestrians, many ruins. MS of theatre poster, TILT UP to lettering on wall "curfew for all" and to bullet holes in masonry of building. MSs of bullet holes, PAN to balcony, mother and little girl. Shots of people in street, of sign "Porto di Ortona", of Donald Brittain sticking out of open roof of stationwagon, snapping pictures of battle-scarred walls. Shot of new buildings under construction. PAN along wrecked buildings to television antenna sticking out of ruins. Shots of building facade full of bullet holes. Shots of ruined buildings, TILT DOWN to new building at end of street, people, cars parked along curb. Shot of theatre poster for "Whisky E Gloria" (Tunes of Glory), TILT UP to wrought iron balcony. Various street scenes of square, of pock-marked facades, of alley with young boy walking his dog, of other square, broken wall in extreme foreground, construction at other end, ruins. TRAVELLING SHOTs of battle-scarred facades. LAS of futuristic fountain, TILT DOWN to base, a bench and two elderly men sitting in background.


Excerpt from
Fields of Sacrifice
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio