paris, france

paris, france

Motoring's New Look (1960)

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Item title reads - Motoring's new look. Paris, France. M/S car being lifted up from scrap heap. C/U of another car on fire. Various shots as cars are dropped in the scrapyard. M/S men stood around watching. M/S as one car is lowered into a crusher, it slides along and back to reveal small square of metal which used to be the car. It slides down to join others. C/U man walking out of bar well and truly drunk. M/S as he drinks from a bottle before getting into his car. C/U man's hand holding the key trying to find the ignition. C/U as he breathes into the new breathalyser 'Alcoholomat'. C/U light flashing on the machine and meter registering a very high reading. M/S as smoke pours out and lights flash. C/U man seated in car with water squirting in his face from the dashboard in an effort to sober him up a little. He gets out of the car, C/U 'Alcoholomat' still flashing and smoking. M/S man walking off aided by his wife. Intertitle - 'Michigan' (America, USA). M/S of the new XNR streamlined car driving down road past camera. Various shots as it speeds along, C/U of its headlights. The passenger sits lower down than the driver to keep clear of the wind. Various shots as the car speeds along. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:1672.12