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Harry Mantel’s Vignettes: The Controllers

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Film Identifier: F.2006-05-0098a
Run Time
0h 2m 34s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
circa 1970
Abstract
This short documentary presents the fast-paced operations of an air traffic control tower. located at the O'hare international airport of Chicago.
Description
The footage opens to various close-up shots blinking buttons on power board. The following sequence of images portray the bright interior of an air traffic control tower; men are seen speaking into phones and observing radar transmitters. The shots quickly alternate between the crowded tower’s interior and a montage featuring flashing buttons and a rotating antenna on the tarmac.  The footage captures the plane making its descent and landing safely. The footage concludes with an exterior, zoom shot of the control tower.
Main Credits
Mantel, Harry (is filmmaker)
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (represents)