GERMANY OF TODAY (THE)
v/o survey of German history as backing to travelogue. opens on Brandenburg Gate and wall. Views of statues and churches linked with Middle Ages Luther Hohenzollern Castle Ludwig II's Castle. Statue of Bismarck montage war memorials to memorial to Jews. Ruined Reichstag as symbol new flats shops offies theatres. Brief coverage on refugees and old people street scenes of prosperous shops.
Catholic Procession and open-air mass - Bonn market - soldiers. Closes with re-cap of statues.
Year of Production: 1965
Color or Black and White?: Colour
Running Time: 15 mins 20 secs
00:00:00:00-00:05:00:00 slow tracking shot under Brandenburg Gate cu Berlin Wall vs barbed wire on top of Berlin Wall ms guard looking through hole in wall vs guards at border post cu barbed wire tunnels low < shot woman looks out of first floor window pan left from Wall with graffiti to graves with flowers title 'The Germany of Today" vs statues of Charlemagne and Louis the Pious vs Medieval statues and buildings inc pan up Cathedral vs statues of Wycliffe and Martin Luther vs cu shots of cannons with accompanying soundtrack vs Coburg city walls pan along wall made of human skulls vs aerial and ground level shots of Hohenzollern Castle night shot of Ludwig of Bavaria's castle inc cat of battlements
00:05:00:00-00:10:00:00 mcu statues of Otto von Bismarck vs statues inc World War I memorial pan down names on war memorial vs graves in cemetary pan over mound where Jews wer buried vs gravestones vs ruins of Reichstag vs high < shots of Berlin inc trams along streets and modern buildings and statues tracking shot through art gallery vs football match in progress inc spectators / crowd smiling and
hugging each other vs children playing in rubble of bomb damaged buildings pan up from black cat licking itself to graffiti spelling Liebe mws woman along alley between tenement buildings where washing hangs out to dry vs people in streets inc old people
00:10:00:00-00:15:08:24 vs washing hanging to dry from apartment / flat windows vs women in streets past shops vs people eating at outdoor cafes vs children watching sealion vs women and children lighting candles in Catholic graveyard vs high < shots of Catholic religious festival vs gvs street scenes of Hamburg tracking shot from boat along river Rhine at Bonn vs streets scenes / gvs at Bonn inc market in marketplace with people shopping for fruit and vegetables pan along rows of soldiers standing to attention vs military personnel on training exercise vs forest and sun shining on river vs statues inc Charlemagne