Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive
A road safety film for children promoting the green cross code.
A rather sinister device of a clown carrying balloons is used to introduce children to good road safety practices. The appearance of both the clown and an ice cream van as well as the proximity of a newsagents are used to provide several reasons for children to need to cross a road. Both good and bad road crossing practice are in evidence, with careless crossings symbolically characterised with the popping of one of the clown's balloons.
The sponsor of the film, soft drinks company Slush Puppie, gets product placement with prominent advertising inside a newsagents. The electronic soundtrack is a composition by Andrew Hellaby, formerly the bass player in cult psychedelic folk group Comus.This film is part of the following gallery:
Clown: Steve Jones; Children: Laxfield Children's Drama Club
United Kingdom; England; Suffolk
Public Information Film
Drama; Educational; Transport
Director: Frank Prendergast; Editor: Frank Prendergast; Script: John Kershaw; Music: Andrew Hellaby; Photography: Nigel Rea; Sound Recording: David Boulton; Lighting: Peter Boulton; Camera Assistant: Rosemary Cszmowska; Editing Assistant: Richard Comrie; Make-up: Ron Fuller; Special Effects: Ron Fuller; Sponsor: Slush Puppie
|Archive name||Format||LSA ID||Archive's identifier||Sound|
|Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive||16mm film||LSA218||Optical|
|Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive||DVD||LSA218||Unknown|
|Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive||AVI master digital file||LSA218||Unknown|
|Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive||DV mezzanine digital file||LSA218||Unknown|
|Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive||MPEG-4||LSA218||Unknown|