Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl
Clip: 509861_1_1
Year Shot: 1934 (Estimated Year)
Audio: No
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1848
Original Film: HFR-SFL-35-233
Location: United States
Timecode: 01:35:00 - 01:37:32

Master 1848 - Tape 1 TLS abandoned windmill sans cloth planes. TLS sand dunes dotting plain, abandoned farm houses in BG... the Dust Bowl. MS open window, broken screen of farmhouse. High angle TLS broken plow on dust, sand dune. MS/TLSs white male farmer using shovel to move dust, dig out path near farmhouse while two children watch on; rather iconic low angle MS boy and girl watching solemnly, wind whipping through hair. Panning TLS girl carrying metal pail along dunes outside farm house, loading item onto wagon. TLS white male farmer carrying two straightback chairs from house and loading them onto cart. LS Okies leaving the Dust Bowl. MS wood box on front stoop of farmhouse, two pieces of paper. TLS caravan of Okies taking right turn into camp. TLS white women removing furniture, belongings from wagon at camp. MSs iconic, grizzled Okie man in denim jacket and slouch-brimmed hat standing in dust, barren land; eventually kicks broken plow. MS white infant playing in dust by broken plow. MSs stock market ticker printing out ticker tape. CUs grain being poured into pile. MSs portly African-American male musician wearing tuxedo while performing on drums in nightclub, flashing giddy smile and banging out swinging rhythm on small splash-like cymbal. The end of the extravagance of the 1920s, aka the Stock Market Crash: MS stock market ticker printing tape, falling from table and smashing glass housing, tumbling to floor. FO/FI to high angle MS calcified skull and bones of cattle on parched, broken earth. MS Okie detritus on dusted land: discarded rubber tire, air pump, metal objects. MSs plow breaking rich grassy fertile soil, animal hooves pulling plow. MSs mustachioed white male farmer leaning against stopped plow, tilting back hat, pausing to admire land. Nice archival footage.