Till Tomorrow: Don McLean
United States of America
This Robert Elfstrom film Follows Don McLean in a series of concerts, where he sings his most popular songs, American Pie, Starry, Starry Night.
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Director: Robert Elfstrom
B-roll of sunset over lake and landscape views. Farmers, fields and their property.
B-roll of a traditional march, police, flags, crowds and protestors.
CU profile shot of Don McLean performing “American Pie”. CU shots of smiling audience.
B-roll of a commercial plane flying over a bridge. Rollercoaster and fairground rides. CU and MS of McLean performing with CU shots of smiling audience.
B-roll of sunset through a window to McLean’s “Empty Chairs”. CU shot of audience. ARC/FS of McLean on stage. B-roll of girl closing front door of a house.
Tracking shot of applauding audience. MS of McLean talking to audience anecdotally about his “favourite poet”, Carl Sandburg. CU profile shot. B-roll of a summer street scene, homeless people to audio of McLean’s “Sister Fatima”.
MS of McLean talking anecdotally to the audience about Willie Guthrie. CU of McLean performing “Orphans Of Wealth”.
B/W b-roll of a digger digging a large hole to McLean’s “The Grave”. B/W b-roll of a military funeral. B/W b-roll of a snow-covered cemetery taken from a moving vehicle.
MS of McLean talking and joking with the audience. ZI to his performance of “Cripple Creek” on the banjo.
B-roll of street scene with cars, bus and its driver. B-roll of female pedestrians.
CU of McLean speaking to and joking with an audience of adolescents.
B-roll of the Schwartz Chemical Co. building on Long Island and NYC skyline to audio of McLean’s “Castle In The Air”. B-roll of rural scenes interchanging with busy city scenes.
CU of McLean performing “Vincent”. B-roll of Van Gogh’s potrait. FS of McLean.
B-roll of rural and natural landscape against industrial scenes to audio of McLean’s “Tapestry”.
CU of McLean performing “The Waters Of Babylon” with audience joining in.
B-roll of two elderly ladies walking in the street to audio of McLean’s “General Store”. B-roll of scenes in an African-American nerighbourhood.
MS of McLean performing “On The Amazon”. Interrupted by two men asking the audience to check for a “suspect package”. WS of men and audience. Camera pans auditorium. MS of McLean casually resuming performance to audience laughter.
B-roll of trains to MS of McLean performing “American Pie”. B-roll of urban and rural scenes. CU of audience applauding. LS of McLean with audio of “Til Tomorrow”. B-roll of The Statue Of Liberty at sunset.
FS of McLean performing “Til Tomorrow” to LS b-roll of The Statue Of Liberty at sunset/sunrise.
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