STK-ID 32251

L'Or noir (petroleum): shot of man crossing lawn, entering back house "john". Shot of man gardening, small house in background. MLS of oil tanks, mountains in distant background. Shots of railway tank cars, of man turning valve on large oil tank, oil well in background of both shots. Shot of village, rural road running through. Shot of houses. MS of parked cars, people walking around. Shots of women riding horses to store, entering store. Various shots of school children entering school building, teacher (male) standing on steps. Night shots of burn off flare burning skywards. CU of man drinking water from flask, oil tank in background. Sequence on land survey for oil showing two parked trucks, man working at power unit, drill turning in soil. Shots of tank trucks whizzing past camera on road. Shots of man planting dynamite stick into ground, of other man operating panel, of dynamite in ground, of explosion going off from behind trucks on survey site. CUs of drill head going into hole on ground.


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 111
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486