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Alexandria Aka Magic Carpet Land (1963)

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Published on Apr 13, 2014

Alexandria, Egypt.



Various shots of a horse and carriage travelling through the streets of Alexandria, past the beaches and Ramla Square. Various shots of Ibrahim mosque and palm trees. The carriage rides towards an ancient castle - Quait Bai Fort. Good shot of the fort.



Various shots of Pompey's Pillar and a stone sphinx. M/S of an old fisherman mending his nets. Various shots of a couple drinking cocktails on a veranda.




Various shots of sailing boats in sailing around the old harbour.




Two Egyptian fishermen are seen on the river in a traditional punt. M/S of fishermen - one man, standing up to his waist in sea, throws a net into the water. The man brings over his net, full of fish, to the man in the punt.




More shots of the horse and carriage. L/S of the modern sea front. L/S of sea lapping sand, hotels in the background.




Point of view shot from inside a car, going past palm trees. L/S of the Montazah Palace.




Various shots of holidaymakers splashing in the sea and sunbathing under parasols. Various shots of swimmers diving into the sea.




M/S of the interior of the catacombs. Various shots of the ancient burial place.




L/S of the Montazah Palace at dusk. C/U of a roulette wheel. Various shots inside a plush casino.




M/S of camels. Egyptian men exchange money for animals at a camel sale. An Egyptian man is seen looking over fishing boats moored in an inlet. Panning shot of Aswan where a dam will be built over the Nile.




M/S of a punt paddling out into the Red Sea at dusk.




Various shots of a motorised boat chugging out to sea. Various shots of the tourists and fishermen on board. A male tourists reels in an enormous fish.




Various shots of fishing boats at Hurghada with paraffin lanterns twinkling as the sunsets. Various shots of the lantern lit boats sailing out to sea at night.




Cuts exist - please see separate record.
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