- TITLE: Black Diamonds - Silent Long Version
- RELEASE DATE: 01/01/1936
- SYNOPSIS: Black and white mute film about coal: the 'black diamonds' that power various industries throughout Britain. Contains very early footage of a coal mine, steelworks and the process of producing fuel for transport. Includes footage of an oil tanker/barge,National Benzole trucks being filled up with petrol and delivering them to service stations, filling up planes and a service station.
- BP ASSET ID: 801009
- VIEWING RESTRICTIONS: Public
- LICENSING RESTRICTIONS: None
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: None
- COLOUR: B&W
- ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE NOTES: None
- FORMAT: BetaSP_Small
- SHOTLIST: 10:00:00 START Cinema certification. Caption 'Black Diamonds'. Water rushing downwards. WS racing car racing on track from R to L of shot. WS two speed boats racing on water. Plane flying. GVs miners digging for coal. WS coal being transported in wagons towards the coalface. Coalminer pulling lever in coalmine. CU of coal mining wheel. CU wheel turning underground. WS coal wagon comes up in a shaft and a miner takes it out of the shaft. CU coal pouring onto a conveyor belt, miners sort it into grades. CU small pieces of coal pouring onto conveyor. Cu of a crane operating at gas works in London. Silhouette of a man guiding the operation with docks in the BG. CUs of basket of coal being lifted by crane. WS of baskets of coal being lifted by cranes. LA CU of coal from basket being tipped onto conveyor. CU of coal on conveyor. WS of ovens which compress coal (picture turns dark). WS man tightening bolts with wagon travelling passed. CU of man tightening bolts. WS of hot coal being pressed out of machine onto conveyor. CUs coal on fire on conveyor. LA CU of steam coming out of chimney. CU of train and wagons passing from L to R. 10:02:32 WSs of steelworks. Men working over hot coal. Hot iron flowing down furrows in the sand. WS of man stoking fire. CU of basket of coal being transported mid air with chimneys in the BG (all in silhouette - very good shot). CU of basket of coal. HA WS Man working at furnace. CU of molten steel pouring into container. Machine pulling out hot steel rod from furnace. Man shovelling coal into furnace. WS fire in container. CUs of hot rods being pulled from furnace. GVs of conversion of coal into coke.. CU of gas passing through scrubbing towers. WS man walks up to two big containers. WS of ext. of steelworks. CU of pure spirit pouring out of pipe into clear container. CU of two giant tanks for storing the spirit. Map of GB mixed under shots of workmen collecting their wages. HA WS of crowd workmen. HA WS of traffic on main road in London. WSs of cars and buses driving along country road. CUs of traffic on busy London road. CU of plane being filled with fuel. Trav shot looking up at plane flying. View from ground of planes flying in formation. View of helicopter from air. Racing car driving R to L along desert. Racing par drives passed tent with men judging speed. CU of statue. 10:04:58 Man filling up woman's car at garage. CU of National Benzole Mixture logo. Caption 'Publicity Films'. 10:05:26 END.