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Will the Great Barrier Reef Cure Claude Clough?

Life has become very strange for Claude Clough so his therapist recommends a holiday to the Great Barrier Reef.
Year : 1965 | Total Duration : 15 Minutes | Producer : Richard Mason
Director : John Milson |
WS tilt down buildings to traffic in busy city street and MS man standing on footpath with passers by walking backwards. Zoom out to man crossing road at traffic lights with all other pedestrians walking backwards and GS city scenes with everything in reverse. Man standing at bus stop with schoolboy sitting on globite schoolbag eating from bunch of green grapes in reverse. CU stressed desperate looking man mopping brow with handkerchief and zoom out to him upside-down compared to pedestrians on street. CU man's face to zoom out to him lying on psychiatrists' couch with female psychiatrist in chair. VS of man and psychiatrist. CU man closing eyes. Aerial over white beaches and pale blue waters of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133042 | 2 mins 11 secs | 1960s | Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials blue coral atolls and cays of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. Man in aeroplane struggling to do up seatbelt. Flight attendant adjusting his seatbelt. Man in business clothes standing at waters edge of beach throwing brief case and papers into sea and looking stunned as woman approaches him with lei. Woman leads man into rainforest. CU spider in web. White-capped (black) terns nesting in tree. CU pair of rainbow lorikeets grooming on branch. CU head of white-capped tern and moving egg under body with beak. Woman leading man out of rainforest to beach. WS hilly landscape and LS to couple walking over saddle. Woman running barefoot down track followed by man in suit. High angle view over coast and islands with woman in foreground and zoom to man struggling up hill. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133064 | 2 mins 54 secs | 1960s | Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Good WS hazy moon in black sky with gum leaves silhouetted against moon. MS couple at night and GS turtle moving up sand in torchlight and VS turtle digging pit for laying eggs. High shot over baby turtles emerging from sand burrows with VS baby turtles running over sand into water. Woman sitting on beach at waters edge at night with moonlight on water. VS man leaving trail of clothes on sand and tilt up man from flippers to wetsuit and snorkels. Couple hold hands and dive to coral reef. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133068 | 1 min 10 secs | 1960s | Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS coral, divers and fish. CUs Pennant bannerfish, leatherjacket, Barramundi rock-cod and pufferfish or boxfish around coral and Threadfin butterflyfish. GS woman stroking unicornfish. CU female snorkeller stroking red Snorkellers swimming around corals and through schools of small fish. Yellow long-nosed butterflyfish and of Painted flutemouth. Pair of Black anemonefish hiding in sea anemone. Turtle swimming in sea. Fish and shipwreck. White-tipped reef shark GS snorkeller rising to surface of sea with fishing line hooking onto face mask.Woman on boat with fishing rod reeling snorkeller in. Anchor being winched to boat. VS sailing ship and tilt of sail being hoisted. WS sea with islands and LS sailing boat. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133069 | 3 mins 49 secs | 1960s | Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Man in shorts and sailors cap smoking with woman on deck. GS catamaran and MS man on boat saluting. WS speedboat towing water skier with sea reflecting sunlight. MS man waterskiing with one hand, zoom out to waterskier being towed behind speedboat in dinghy. MS man receiving massage by woman in frilly white bikini. CU to man's eyes. Ws clipper with full sails out. Sequence of pirate scenes aboard clipper with woman tied to mast and being rescued. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133072 | 1 min 31 secs | 1960s | Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU starfish on net then pan to couple in bar smoking. MS man in wrap-around slit sunglasses and peculiar white clothing. VS pool party with crowds at night. CU fingers on piano keyboard, tilt to drummer, MS woman throwing ball in pool. CU drumsticks on drum and CU man playing trumpet. Man in dinner jacket emerging in spotlight imitating James Bond. GS women in swimming pool all staring. WS fireworks exploding in night sky and women lining edge of pool as man walks past. Adoring women rush to man and CU man smoking cigar. CU man's face opening eyes from daydream. Roles reversed with man as the psychiatrist and woman as the patient laying on the couch. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133073 | 1 min 35 secs | 1960s | Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |