STK-ID 16491

Various shots at night of busy traffic in Picadilly Square, double-decker buses, flashing neon signs, heavy pedestrian traffic. MLS of electric billboard announcing story about Ronald Reagan winning the primary contest for Governor. Shots of large crowd watching newscaster, mostly businessmen in suits. MCU of young men reclining on stone steps and smoking. HA FOLLOW SHOT of man on roof of Criterion building. HAS of Picadilly neon signs at night. Various interior shots of newscaster control room, technicians at work. CU of tape being fed through machine, technician splicing it together with tape. Various shots of Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park. Various shots of speaker from Irish Republican Movement orating, ZOOM IN on policeman in foreground. Various shots of other speakers and their audiences. MCUs of faces of speakers, of listeners. WAS of Hyde Park showing monument in the middle, people gathered around it.


Excerpt from
Never a Backward Step
London (England)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486