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ITN Roving Report: The Wayward Island

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This is a film about Corsica and its culture.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports produced by ITN News from around the world, broadcast between 1957 and 1964.

Black and White B/W material.

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Reporter:Michael Barsley
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FRANCE: Corsica:
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General views of Corsica - mountains...

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General views of Corsica - mountains, forest, beach, port, langouste (rock lobster):
local huntsman with dead blackbirds hanging from his belt:
High angle GV of coastal area

Ajaccio:
Fountain in capital
People sitting at pavement cafe / restaurant
Reporter sitting at cafe table as served with blackbird pate by waitress and saying he likes it
Close shots of local Corsican people (who he describes as proud, insular and lazy)
Souvenir of bandit knife
Souvenir knives on display in shop window
Close shot of flick knife opened and inscription on blade 'Vendetta Corsa'
Close shot of two small girls
Photograph of Napoleon Bonaparte held by reporter
Statue of Napoleon on horse
GV of Napoleon monument
Reporter looking in shop window in Rue Napoleone
Various close shots of souvenirs - mugs, dolls, headscarves with image of Napoleon

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Reporter along alleyway looking for birthplace of Napoleon
Stree...

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Reporter along alleyway looking for birthplace of Napoleon
Street name on wall 'Rue Bonaparte'
Plaque over entrance to Napoleon's house
GV of Napoleon's house
Reporter looking at excursions board

Car along mountain road

INT CAR
Reporter's driver, Pierre, at wheel of car as driving along mountain road

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Car along
Fragrant shrubs, maquis
Close shot of myrtle bush
Chestnuts on trees
Car towards along mountain road

SEQUENCE of TRACKING SHOTS along narrow mountain road (passing close to the edge)

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Bonifacio:
Road sign for 'Bonifacio'
GV Port
Local drink, pastis,...

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Bonifacio:
Road sign for 'Bonifacio'
GV Port
Local drink, pastis, being poured into glass
Reporter drinking at pavement cafe
Reporter walking up steep slope and into citadel of old town
GVs narrow streets of old town
Plaques on wall showing where Napoleon and Emperor Charles V stayed

TRACKING SHOT into local shop

INT
TRACKING SHOT through window of shop to view of sheer drop to sea below

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Views of cliff face which has been formed into strange shapes by the sea
Houses on the edge of the cliff
Local ferry leaving for Sardinia

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Santa Julia:
Sign of the Trident at holiday village
Entrance sign...

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Santa Julia:
Sign of the Trident at holiday village
Entrance sign to 'Club Mediterranee'
Tourists preparing sailing yacht on beach at seaside resort
Woman sunbathing on beach
Drinkers at beach bar
Holidaymakers playing cards
Man in charge joking with another
Woman holidaymaker climbing out of water

Various shots of man (local champion) water skiing and doing tricks including going over water jump

Various shots of holidaymakers sitting on beach, along jetty, along on beach

Holidaymaker along to grass Polynesian style holiday hut

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Filitosa:
Reporter along to prehistoric settlement of Filitosa an...

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Filitosa:
Reporter along to prehistoric settlement of Filitosa and walking past standing stones
Close Shot of face on standing stone
More shots of reporter along amongst standing stones and ancient dwellings / houses

GVs of house / chateau in countryside
For sale sign 'Chateau a Vendre'
Padlock on gate
View through arches of chateau
Naked statues in garden
Reporter looking at initials 'TR' in grass (it is singer, Tino Rossi's house)
Reporter along past swimming pool to patio doors of house
Reporter looks at doves in enclosure, then opens porch door
Life size cardboard figure of Rossi in porch

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Car long mountain road, heading for Calvi
Sea crashing over rock...

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Car long mountain road, heading for Calvi
Sea crashing over rocks at shoreline
High Angle long shot of beach in bay
GVs of Greek church at Cargeze
Car along mountain road past sign for 'Les Calanche' (the strange rocks)
Various shots of strange shaped rocks
High angle shot of village of Porto
Porto harbour and Genoese tower

Calvi:
Waves gently lapping shore as citadel at Calvi seen across bay
Flip flop shoe on beach
'Camping' signs
Small boats in harbour
Harbour side buildings and palm trees
Fisherman's net hanging up at quayside
Reporter walking up to citadel

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Entrance to Paras HQ with name '1st Bataillon de Choc'

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Entrance to Paras HQ with name '1st Bataillon de Choc'

Exterior of hotel and nightclub (run by white Russian prince called Tao)
Name 'Tao' on wall

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Sign at bar
Paratroopers badges etc on board
Bottle of drink on shelf called 'Choc'
Reporter at bar talking to nightclub owner, Tao (unheard)
Photograph of paras general
Tao at bar with motto on board behind bar 'Qui Ose Gagne' (Who Dares Wins)
Framed Dutch certificate on wall
More of reporter and Tao at bar

GVs of room in hotel where secret meetings took place between General Eisenhower, Churchill and General de Lattre de Tassigny in WWII
Photograph of Tao as a child in Russia
Painting of Tao in uniform with ceremonial swords behind
GVs of small room where Napoleon spent a year

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GV exterior of hotel

Reporter walking on nearby rock (where Nelson lost his eye in siege of 1794)
Plaque on wall saying that Nelson received his injury while directing his gun battery

Car along mountain road, heading south

INT CAR
Reporter and driver Pierre along in car

TRACKING SHOTS as along under chestnut trees, past mountain villages and cows at side of road

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Mountain stream flowing through countryside
View through bridge o...

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Mountain stream flowing through countryside
View through bridge of valley beyond
Reporter along to citadel at Corsica's old capital, Corte - the HQ of first ruler of the island, General Pascal Paoli
Elderly men playing boules in square
Distant mountain
Road sign 'Col de Vergio'
Car along over highest pass in Corsica

Various shots of trees and ferns in Forest of Aitone
Close shot of spider's web
Lizard along

Ajaccio:
Monument to Napoleon
Reporter along to monument
Inscription on monument

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