ENTERING THE FORBIDDEN CITY Beautiful footage inside China's mysterious Forbidden City includes visitors entering through the Gate of Heavenly Peace and the buildings and visitors within the city's walls. Shots include solemn faced visitors and soldiers walking and looking, scaffolding on a building that is getting a new roof, visitors walking over a bridge across the Golden Water Stream to the Gate of Supreme Harmony and the bridge's ornamentation.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:04:19:00, No Audio
THE FORBIDDEN CITY DETAILS Nice footage inside the Forbidden City, this clip includes CUs of enormous, stylized lion statues and elaborate building decoration. The lion CUs show the animal's hair, paws and face. The roof shots include animal statues with a blue sky behind, decorating an elaborate roof. LSs include a visitor filled square inside the city.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:04:22:00, No Audio
VISITING THE FORBIDDEN CITY Inside Bejing's Forbidden City, the camera pans the square in front of the Gate of Supreme Harmony giving an excellent view of the pagoda style buildings and showing the many visitors milling about the plaza. In the foreground we see a bridge over the Golden Water Stream.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:04:00, No Audio
THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE Footage of as seen from Tiananmen Square includes a shot of a soldier in a crowd with the portrait of Mao Tse Tung hanging in the background. When the soldier realizes that he is being filmed, he turns and hides behind a man and woman who gaze into the camera. Nice CUs of Mao Tse Tung's colossal portrait are followed by shots of masses of people walking through the arches that lead to the Forbidden City. At the end of the clip the camera pulls back into the arch and the figures inside are silhouetted against the sky and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall in the distance while the communist flag waves above the Monument to the People's Hall.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:04:16:00, No Audio
PEOPLE ON TIANAMEN SQUARE Inside communist China, shots of Bejing, China's Tiananmen Square include a LS of the Monument to the People's Heroes with people lined up in front. A hand with a ring comes over the camera and blocks the view. In the distance, an orderly line of people walks with a soldier to their side and we zoom in on the line, a LS of the square with crowds walking in different directions, people walking up to and standing in front of the Gate of Heavenly Peace, cars and buses travelling with people behind and front of them and a MS of two men looking suspiciously at the camera.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:56:00, No Audio
CHINESE BUILDING WITH PEOPLE An excellent pan of The Great Hall Of The People on Tiananmen Square shows people walking up and down steps in the foreground and buses in the background. The shot gives us the feeling of the massive and anonymous qualities of life in China. The camera pans from a portion of the building to a shot of it head on.1970'
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:24:00, No Audio
BEJING SCULPTURE Shots of a high relief, heroic sculpture of Chinese people which is situated adjacent to the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall in Bejing, China. The clip includes nice CUs of the people's faces with a variety of facial expressions. The sculpture has Mao Tse Tung's head with wheat under it.1970'
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:31:00, No Audio
TIANANMEN SQUARE 9The massive expanse of Bejing, China's is evident in this clip which includes shots of the Gate Of Heavenly Peace and the bustle of people in front, Mao Tse Tung's portrait hanging on the outside of the Gate, a LS of the square with a 1950's black sedan driving across, the Monument to the People's Heroes, a soldier directing visitors into Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and orderly lines of people approaching the Hall.1970'
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:07:00, No Audio
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