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Cumbernauld Hit (clip 1)

Council promotional film meets James Bond movie!

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A James-Bond type fiction film about an evil woman's plans to 'hijack' the New Town of Cumbernauld. The spectacular opening where the main evil character is introduced in the style of a spy movie.

Questions & Activities


  • Why do you think this film was made?
  • How would you describe the music in the film? What other music or film/TV does it remind you of?


English/Media Studies: Watch the first thirty seconds of the fllm and ask class to predict what the film will be about and its genre.

Media Studies: Compare the chase sequence with one from a Hollywood movie from the same period, which is most effective?

Media Studies: Storyboard and film a dramatic chase sequence in your school or area.

Music: Experiment with putting different music styles over the chase sequence, what effect does this have?

Media Studies / English: Compare how Cumbernauld is represented in this film with Gregory's Girl.

Media Studies / English: Compare this film with "New Towns" and "Gallimaufrey - A Cumbernauld Poem" - write an essay comparing and contrasting both films.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-353-C
Resource Rights Holder Courtesy of North Lanarkshire Council
Project Ref 4294
Date 1977
Genre Drama, Promotional
School Subject Media Studies
Who Cumbernauld Development Corporation (sponsor), Murray Grigor (director), Viz Ltd (production company)
Where Cumbernauld, Falkirk
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 3:11
Film Length 45:00
References http://audio.lgy/