STK-ID 16308

DOLLY OUT from toy electric train to include whole track on living room rug, child (actor) watching. Shot of father (actor) coming home, kissing wife (actor) complaining about the electrical bill. Sequence on father talking to camera about electricity with much facial expression, light failing, candles being lit. Shot of broken utility pole leaning against truck that caused the power failure. Shot of man talking, telephoning, cut to electrical company office, three men at work. Shots of electrical company truck speeding to the scene. Shot of man talking to camera by candle light. Sketch depicting river dissolving into real river. Two CSs of turbulent water. Interior shots of drafting room, men at work on plans for hydro dam. Interior shots of board meeting. Dissolve to shot of man and wife discussing electricity by candle light. Shots of earth movers at work, of drag-line shovel in operation, of dynamite being stuffed into hole. MS of large explosion. Shots of power shovel bucket, concrete hopper. Interior shot of hydro station.


Excerpt from
Le Mystère électrique
Quebec (province)
National Film Board
Restriction Information
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486