STK-ID 37601

On the Gaspe coast, LS of square cut cliff, road snaking round sea at right, haze in distance. View of winter sea, breakers rolling towards the camera on beach. Shot of beached rowboat. View of small inlet, eight people walking away on road along coast. TILT UP to faint rainbow. TILT DOWN rainbow to sea in hazy distance. Somber shots of coast, water hitting road retaining wall, shooting upwards, of towering cliff, overcast sky. TRAVELLING SHOT along coast road, guard rail, sea beyond. Closer shot of water splashing with some force against side of road. TRAVELLING SHOT along coast past three houses, road sign advertising the village of Gros-Morne five miles away, water splashing rocks. TRAVELLING SHOT of road, breakers rolling up to road, inhospitable. Static MS of water splashing and shooting up, wetting windshield of camera car. Static shot of dark, dreary seascape, clouds hiding setting sun, water splashing up to road. HAS along beach, water washing up on stony beach, the odd building in background. Walking shot of white water dying on beach. TRAVELLING SHOT through windshield, of highway along coast, sea in distance, snow on ground, the odd building. TRAVELLING SHOT past cliff, snowy countryside, the odd poor farm.


Excerpt from
Gaspesie-Ile-de-la-Madeleine (region)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio