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    1.
    GV - Evel Knievel speaking at a press conference
    2 ft

    2.
    CU - model of cycle on desk
    5 ft

    3.
    CU - Knievel speaking (against Grand Canyon backdrop)
    35 ft

    4.
    MV - (rear view) Knievel speaking to press
    37 ft

    5.
    CU - Knievel speaking
    53 ft


    "Knievel says his chances of success are 50/50, riding a specially designed rocket-powered sky-cycle called X-2. At a news conference he explained his upcoming jump in the provocative manner which has become part of the man."



    "I've always said that when the Canyon jump comes, if I miss it, I'll just get somewhere quicker where you're all going someday. And I'll wait for you, 'cause, dying's a part of living, and none of us are gonna get out of here alive. If Mother Nature don't get you, Father Time will. You're looking at a guy that didn't have much of an education - very little - and I've gambled everything I have on risking my life - I've always felt that where there's little risk there's little reward - so I let it all hang out. And the day of that Canyon jump, after it's over I'm gonna be ready to quit - one way or the other."



    "Evel Knievel can now be called a six-million dollar man - the ???nake River jump will bring him at least that amount of money - and the promoters feel the dare-devil will get around ten million dollars for making the greatest jump of all."



    "I'll be a winner - and I'll have the world by the tail, and I'll live like you've never seen nobody else on this earth, and you all be glad of that. 'Cause a lot of people who have a lot of dough like to put it in banks - I like to spend it. I figure if God wanted me to hang onto it he'd put handles on it like suitcases - I don't believe in it."



    (laughter)



    "Roy Davis in New York."




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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADK2BCKYDDFT2TPXFHWEVR4YBT
    Media URN:
    VLVADK2BCKYDDFT2TPXFHWEVR4YBT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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