STK-ID 25271

Night shots of ceremony showing Mayor Jean Drapeau at rostrum, Premier Jean Lesage, Pierre Dupuy among others visible in background. Shot of Mayor Drapeau waving at crowd and at camera. HAS of crowd of dignitaries moving by camera, including Premier Jean Lesage and Mayor Jean Drapeau. Several dark shots of Montreal waterfront at night, strong lights shining out at camera, lit up ships, tugboats, illuminated water jets of fire boats. Two shots of skyscrapers ablaze with lights in the distance. Sequence on fireworks, including shot of people looking up. Two shots of bulldozer shoving symbolic blade-full of soil. MS of carillon player playing. Shots clappers striking bells, of dignitary giving signal by pulling rope attached to clapper of large bell. Sequence on folk dances on stage, Compagnie Franche de la Marine performing, marching past camera. Several shots of spectators applauding vigorously. LSs, CSs of Royal Canadian Mounted Police musical ride. Shots of Pierre Dupuy signing document with feathered pen.


Excerpt from
Turn Over of Site From City of Montreal to 1967 World Fair Corporation
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 35mm eastman color neg
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720 x 486