• Short Summary

    WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OCTOBER 23 THAT RUSSIA HAD PROBABLY EXPLODED HER 50-MEGATON NUCLEAR BOMB, A VISNEWS CAMERA-CREW WENT OUT INTO THE NEW YORK STREETS TO ASK PASSERS-BY FOR THEIR OPINIONS.

  • Description

    1.
    CU 1ST MAN. "I THINK THAT THE RUSSIANS HAVE EXPLODED THEIR BOMB...." ENDS "...THAT IS MY OPINION."
    0.27

    2.
    CU 2ND MAN. "I THINK THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE BLACKEST..." ENDS "..BOLSTER UP OUR OWN STRENGTH."
    0.49

    3.
    CU 3RD MAN. "WELL, I THINK HE DID WHAT EVERYONE REALLY EXPECTED.." ENDS "..OBVIOUSLY HE DIDN'T".
    1.02

    4.
    CU 4TH MAN. "I THINK WE OUGHT TO WAIT..." ENDS "....A 100 MEGATON BOMB."
    1.09


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 1): 1ST MAN:- "I THINK THAT THE RUSSIANS HAVE EXPLODED THEIR BOMB BECAUSE OF THEIR FEARS OF WESTERN AGGRESSION. WHAT THEY FEAR THE ARMING OF WEST GERMANY, AND AS A RESULT OF THEIR FEARS, THEY WISH TO SHOW THEIR STRENGTH, POSSIBLY WITHOUT RESORTING TO WAR. SIMPLY A SHOW OF STRENGTH, THAT IS MY OPINION."



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2): 2ND MAN:- "I THINK THAT IS ONE OF THE BLACKEST DAYS IN THE HUMAN RACE. I THINK IT MIGHT WELL BE THE DEATH KNELL FOR US, FOR ALL OF US, FOR ALL HUMAN BEINGS BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE AS FAR AS FALLOUT IS CONCERNED, AND I'M AFRAID THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO LIKEWISE, AND EXPLODE LARGE MEGATON BOMBS IN SERIES, PURELY TO BOLSTER UP OUR OWN STRENGTH."



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): 3RD MAN:- "WELL, I THINK HE (MR. KHRUSHCHEV) DID WHAT EVERYONE REALLY EXPECTED HIM TO DO. HE BELIEVES IN PLAYING POWER POLITICS. I THINK IT IS ABOUT TIME THE WEST STARTED TO PLAY A BIT OF POWER POLITICS. WE WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT THE UNCOMMITTED NATIONS, OBVIOUSLY HE DIDN'T."



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 4): 4TH MAN:- "I THINK WE OUGHT TO WAIT UNTIL THE WIND IS BLOWING THEIR WAY AND SET OFF A 100 MEGATON BOMB".




    Initials TDH/V/JF/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OCTOBER 23 THAT RUSSIA HAD PROBABLY EXPLODED HER 50-MEGATON NUCLEAR BOMB, A VISNEWS CAMERA-CREW WENT OUT INTO THE NEW YORK STREETS TO ASK PASSERS-BY FOR THEIR OPINIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA99B5MKSNCB4AITMTDLIS6R8T3
    Media URN:
    VLVA99B5MKSNCB4AITMTDLIS6R8T3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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