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Lord and Lady Overtoun's Visit to MacIndoe's Show
Lord and Lady Overtoun visit a fairground bisocope booth. MacIndoe the travelling showman who runs the Bioscope Booth welcomes his honoured guests and shows them into his booth. The traction engine on the side of the booth towed the booth from town to town and when stationary provided the power for the projection apparatus. Shots of the Bioscope frontage with organ and stage for dancing girls. MacIndoe takes a bow as he shows of his attraction.
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Science: Why does film deteriorate over time? What can be done to preserve and repair old film? Do you think it's important to preserve old films?
History/Media Studies: Research what kind of film were Lord and Lady Overtoun likely to have seen in the Bioscope Booth.
English: Write in role from the point of view of two first-time visitors to the Bioscope - one who is impressed and one who isn't!
Art and Design: Create a 1900s-style poster/brochure for McIndoe's traveling show.
Media Studies / English / Drama: The films at the Bioscope Booth were silent. How do you think the showman would make the films interesting? (e.g. musical effects, commentaries etc). Write a script and present your pitch. Use sound effects with the films to make it exciting.
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