- TITLE: Tide Of Traffic (1972)
- RELEASE DATE: 01/01/1972
- SYNOPSIS: BBC2 - Trade Test film An explanation of the European and American traffic problems. This Oscar-nominated film was made by British Petroleum as a contribution to the UN Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm 1972. Locations were Venice, Rome, London and New York city.
- BP ASSET ID: 802390
- VIEWING RESTRICTIONS: Public
- LICENSING RESTRICTIONS: None
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: Greenpark Productions
- COLOUR: Colour
- ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE NOTES: None
- FORMAT: BetaSP_Small
- SHOTLIST: 00:02:47 Caption 'This film was made by British Petroleum as a contribution to The U.N. Conference on the Human Environment Stockholm 1972' 00:02:56 HA CU waves on steps in swimming pool 'The Tide of Traffic, La Marea del Traffico, Het Verkeersprobleem, Trafikkens Floobolge a BP film' 00:03:15 MS Model Viking ships in pool. 00:03:34 GVs Venice San Marco Square or La Piazetta mid afternoon sunny day. Trav. MS and POV of Gondola up stream. CU Aerial of Basilica San Marco Domes. HA CU zoom out to LS Lion of Venice. 00:04:27 VO talks about 'The City of St. Mark' and how there is no traffic, just boats on water. GVs people around city. 00:04:38 Pan of Piazza de Roma (sp?) (Car park in Venice). 00:04:45 XLS and LS Venice causeway, vehicles traveling over. GVs Gondolas contrasted against automobiles such as mopeds and pedestrians of Venice continue. 00:05:10 LS Pan L to R white and blue Chevrolet or Lancia Fulvia 00:05:28 GVs of cars, trucks along bridge, and roads continue. Vehicles could be Retliners truck tanker, cement mixing trucks, Travelways coach or bus, Pick up truck carrying small paddle boats, Radstock or DAF Trucks, Chevrolet Camaro. 00:06:00 Chevrolet Camaro being tested on test track, going through water divots, bumpy cobbled terrain. 00:06:12 Ext. Night, MS woman gets out of yellow Ferrari, Pink Swans in FG. 00:06:24 GV packed Venice beach. 00:06:30 GVs Venice caravan Camper Park and country side with busy roads. 00:06:46 XLS Rome Coliseum. GVs of Rome, Venice continue. 00:07:12 GVs car being loaded onto and stored in a Car manufactures storage area. 00:07:15 GV Red Mini Cooper being loaded onto 'British Air Ferries' plane. 00:07:24 LS General Motors building. Extra large Uniroyal model tire by road side. 00:07:33 Cadillac Showroom. 00:07:34 GVs Int. Ford factory. 00:07:55 GVs day Busy American Highway. 00:08:43 GVs manufacturer plant, thousands of new cars stored. Could be Ford plant consisting of Ford Capris, Mustangs. 00:09:01 GVs could be New York rush hour manic traffic. 00:09:10 GVs London rush hour, car park meters, CUs traffic signs. Traffic wardens giving tickets. Intecutting between other cities' traffic signs. Italian, American and English signs and GVs off traffic on streets. 00:09:52 Could be Tay Bridge. GVs American super highways. XLS Golden Gate Bridge. Pile up and traffic jams on American highways continue. 00:10:37 GVs inner city (could be Chicago or New York) scape, Peak rush hour, traffic jams everywhere. 00:10:48 GVs Italy country side and market stalls. Pedestrians included. 00:12:06 Aerial GV off Italian city. 00:12:22 Commuters get off British National Rail green train. 00:12:37 GVs commuters walking over London Bridge. 00:12:50 Int. Tube Metro London Underground train. 00:12:58 Ext. Motorway Italy. 00:13:23 Ext. XLS busy London traffic, Red Route Masters. Intercut with American rush hour. 00:14:08 GVs New York rush hour traffic jam. 00:14:18 XLS M25 nr. London. 00:14:53 Ext Night. Times Square New York. 00:15:05 Ext. The Strand and other GVs of central London roads. 00:15:21 Ext. Rome Coliseum Buses and cars around corner. GVs Rome city centre. 00:16:20 Aerial shots of motorways. 00:20:37 Road Accident ambulance attends to Dying people. 00:21:01 War grave stones in Italy. 00:21:07 Basilica San Marco Domes bells ringing. Busy traffic on roads. 00:21:54 St. Georges Hospital. 00:22:23 Hundreds of tires dumped along roadside in New York. 00:22:31 Car tip or junkyard. 00:23:02 Montage of UK, Italian and American traffic signs and billboards. 00:23:01 Montage of traffic controllers and drivers with road rage and pedestrians crossing busy road. 00:25:43 Car adverts on billboards montage from US, UK and Italy. 00:26:59 CU Parking meter 'Time Expired'. 00:27:54 GVs New York at sunset. XLS skyline and CU. GVs Venice POV from Gondola houses other Gondolas on river. 00:29:05 End titles. END OF TAPE.