STK-ID 30091

LAS of top of facade of buildings adjoining Place d'Armes Square. Street scenes showing pedestrians, organ grinder, woman getting into car, newstand, pedestrians and automobiles, of sports car and horse-drawn vehicle. Shots of residences, universities, alley, Bonsecour Market, bilingual signs. Front shot of train coming into station, passengers in station, passengers getting off train. Shots of ship's whisle tooting, of well-wishers on dock waving, of ribbons hanging from side of ship, of stevedores lifting hawsers from bollards, of passengers waving from rail. Shots of men coming out of factory, of pedestrians, of late afternoon traffic, of streets, of people getting into streetcars. Night HAS over Montreal. TRAVELING SHOT of neon light on streets, montage of neon signs. CUs of hands holding glasses of beer, of hands going up out of frame and coming down with empty glasses. Montage of tapping foot, beating drum sticks, hands playing piano, bow sliding over violin strings, musicians playing saxophones. Shots of entertainers dancing on stage, torrid dance performed by man and woman, dance by single woman, number by chorus line. Shot of whirling lights, of trumpet player. Multiple superimposition. Shot of uniformed doorman, of girl.


Excerpt from
Rhapsody in Two Languages
National Film Board
Restriction Information
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486