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Cumbernauld Hit (clip 2)

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. A spectacular chase sequence with aerial footage in Cumbernauld shopping centre!

Questions & Activities


  • What message is the film trying to give?
  • Does it succeed?


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

Media Studies/English: 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 007-000-000-355-C
Resource Rights Holder Courtesy of North Lanarkshire Council
Project Ref 4294
Date 1977
Genre Drama, Promotional
School Subject Geography, English, Social History
Who Cumbernauld Development Corporation (sponsor), Murray Grigor (director), Viz Ltd (production company)
Where Cumbernauld
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 5:21
Film Length 45:00