July 24, 2011

Pope's Easter Blessing


British Pathé: "Various shots crowds in St. Peter's Square in the rain, some holding up umbrellas. CU rain beating down on road. CUs crowd, including nuns holding umbrellas. Various shots crowds arriving in St. Peters Square and walking about. Panning shot of memorial, people beneath it with umbrellas. MS nuns holding umbrellas. LS St. Peters, crowd standing in front. Various shots crowd in St. Peters Square, including high angle shots. Various shots of the Vatican clock. High angle shot of Pope John XXIII on balcony giving his blessing. Panning shot of crowd. Crowd applauding. Low angle shot of Pope on balcony giving Easter Blessing".



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British Pathé: "MS. as Pope John XXIII comes out onto balcony and proceeds to give Easter Blessing. Top shot, as military band march along in pouring rain. Top shot, of the Army, Navy and Air Force on parade. Top shots, crowd with umbrellas up MS. Religious statue. Top shot: looking down on choirboys entering St. Peters. High angle G.Vs. of the massed crowds in St. Peter's Square. LS. As Choir enters St. Peter's. CU. of the banner hanging from balcony. LS. and nearer shot: Pope on balcony. MS. Television cameramen. High angle GV. massed crowd. LS. Pope on balcony. High angle GVs. massed in St. Peter's Square. High angle GV. massed crowds as pigeons are released. High angle GV. crowds".



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British Pathé: "Pope John XXIII (Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli) gives his Easter message. Vatican, Rome. Italy. Various shots people making their way across St Peter's Square. Various shots massed crowds in the Square. MS cameraman with telephoto lens. MS's crowd. Various shots Italian Guard of Honour. Various shots massed crowds. LS's Pope John on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica. Various shots of massed crowds. CU cross on top of St Peter's dome. CU's people in crowd. MS empty throne on the balcony. MS Pope John and his entourage coming onto balcony, the Pope sits down and puts on spectacles. CU drape hanging from balcony, pan up to Pope John as he speaks. He finishes speaking and blesses the crowd".



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British Pathé: "VS Crowd in St. Peters Square. VS Pope John XXIII giving his Easter blessing to a packed crowd in St. Peters Square. MS Bell ringing in tower belfry".