Film ID:
YFA 1829

RIDE OF THE VALKERIES

1977

Visitor Tabs

Description

Made by members of the Leeds Cine Club (later Leeds Movie Makers), this is a short film of boats and ships at Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. The accompaniment of Wagner's music provides a dramatic atmosphere.

Title: 'Wagner at Cowes'

The film opens in Cowes to the sound of Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries', with the harbour and the sea packed with sailing boats. From on a small, boat the film passes by other boats and ships of all kinds, including battle ships, like HMS Antelope. On shore there are old canons and someone dressed as Popeye.