Trafficopter

Canada, 1972

Film
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A view of Montreal as seen from the helicopter of one of the radio stations that reports on rush-hour traffic movement. Spread out below are the ant-runs of the city—freeways, interchanges, bridges, downtown arteries—and on them the thousands of vehicles, like so many dinky-toys, moving with the flow or jammed in massive tie-ups. It is a seething, teeming spectacle, a unique view of the city, artfully filmed, with comments by the traffic guide, Len Rowcliffe.

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Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer/director

Barrie Howells

Duration

00:10:03:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323000

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Aerial photography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Montreal (Quebec)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Express highways

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Roads - Design

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Traffic flow

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - Canada

Crafts & Visual Arts → Aerial photography

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Places → Montreal (Quebec)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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