STK-ID 16078

Edited story of opening of Montreal Metro: exterior shot of Berri-de-Montigny (Berri-UQAM) station, crowd on hand. Shot of Mayor Jean Drapeau and another man arriving by car. Interior shots of station, dignitaries walking about, chatting, including Mayor Drapeau, Cardinal Léger, Premier Daniel Johnson, Louis Joxe and many other present. Shot of unveiling of plaque commemorating inauguration of metro, crowd watching, including a Black couple. Various interior shots of Berri-de-Montigny (Berri-Uquam) station, hardly anyone around. Exterior shot of crowd, of metro station. Cut to crowd entering station. TRAVELLING SHOT through dark tunnel from operator's position. MS of wheels as train pulls into station (MS of wheels), passengers boarding. Shot of light over door flashing, train pulling out. Interior shots of coach during ride. HAS of train disappearing into tunnel.


Excerpt from
Montreal Metro (News)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486