STK-ID 20215

Shot of pallbearers of the Sûreté du Québec police carrying casket to hearse. Shot of Mrs Daniel Johnson getting into car. Long sequence showing funeral cortege moving through city on rainy day, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and acting Premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand following behind hearse. Walking shots of hearse, of people lining route. PAN over large crowd in front of Basilica of Notre-Dame to police honour guard marching in procession. FOLLOW SHOT of hearse, honour guard. Cut to group of VIP's, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister Maurice Couve de Murville of France, acting Premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Paul Martin, John Diefenbaker, Robert Stanfield. Rear HAS of casket being carried into church, crowd pressing in. Front shot of casket being carried into church past police honour guard. Shot of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and acting Premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand advancing to church door, pausing. Profile shot of Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Couve de Murville of France as they wait. ZOOM OUT from mayor Jean Drapeau of Montreal filing into church. FOLLOW SHOT of Eric Kierans, René Lévesque, Jean Marchand, Bryce Mackasey. TILT DOWN Basilica of Notre-Dame to crowd filing in. Shot of cardinal Maurice Roy going through preliminary ritual, pallbearers moving casket to front of church. Sequence on federal and provincial politicians and VIP's filing past camera. (30/09/1968)


Excerpt from
Premier D. Johnson's Funeral
Quebec City
National Film Board
Available formats
HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080