STK-ID 41235

Several shots of ruins of Angkor. AERIAL SHOTs of ruins. CUs of head of Buddha, of faces sculptured on huge pilars, of various friezes and high reliefs. Shots of natives hacking at foliage, revealing more ruins. More shots of natives cutting brush. Shots of roots of trees wrapped around pieces of ruins. MLS of mass of ruins. Cut to ruined temple. TILT DOWN to natives excavating. HAS of natives carrying stones in a sling. Shots of rough scaffolding and of native working on ruins. Various LSs and MLS of ruins, temples, towers, separated by cuts and dissolves. Shots of men digging. Shot of the man in charge walking over to examine a find. MCUs of hands turning over a stone, brushing dirt away from sculpture thereon. LS of many towered-temple, people moving in foreground. TILT FOLLOW SHOT of native scrambling up long stairway to top of temple. LS of ruins across a river. Cut to city scene, steep steeple, people moving about. Brief shots of fishing harbour, crude fishing boats. Two shots of statues in Angkor.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio