- Title: CF849
Same as CF1000
Keywords: Cold War, USA, UN, US nuclear weapons build-up, Malmstrom, UN Headquarters, Geneva, USSR, ICBM missiles, space race, Vietnam war, Cuban missile crisis, JFK, Korea, WW, World War Two, Marshall Plan.
Film about US and Canada early warning and counter-strike systems introduced by Raymond Massie
German children playing in mud next to Berlin Wall. Shots of various army walls and checkpoints around the world. Soldier shouts through tannoy, soldiers set up guns by wall. CU of guns, soldiers’ faces. Atomic bomb explosion Hiroshima. Shadow of helicopter flying over Montana, USA. VS of helicopter. Wheat and cattle country. Minuteman country. Aerial shots. Minuteman intercontinental missiles ICBM.
Pilots in helicopter cockpit. CU of faces, aerial shots of landscape. Malmstrom airbase. Shot of children running past playing. Boy cycling past. Men in uniform in an office writing on a large board. VS of large switchboard and men talking into microphones. Control room. Colonel enters a room and all officers standing to attention. Watch a morning briefing. VS of missile combat crew having a daily briefing . Would be responsible for deploying nuclear weapons.
Shot of car on Montana road. CU of Captain and Lieutenant in the back of a car driving to Malmstrom. Nice shot of afternoon sky from window. Driving up to Malmstrom. Shot of sign and officials opening the gate. Captain going through bullets and loading a revolver. A man on the telephone sets fire to a piece of paper.
Shots of men going through several gates into an elevator and descending. Large security door opens and the two men go inside.
Shot of colonel in meeting. Basement control rooms. Sonar and radar messaging system. VS of apparatus. Shot of red box with padlock and secret code to launch nuclear missile. CU of officers’ faces. VS from top of Malmstrom with automated voice coming through on tannoy system. Shot of rabbit. Shot of basement control room. CU of man’s face working in control room.
Control room. Men operating apparatus. Pan shot of basement control room with bed to one side. Pan shot of switchboard. Shot of clock tower bells ringing. Harvard University. VS of students outside and buildings. VS of professor of economics Thomas Schelling walking past camera. Professor Schelling teaching to a lecture hall. Shots of Harvard students in ties. Professor teaches class on arms races.
Shot of the Center for International Affairs. Library. Man with pipe writing and looking at newspaper clips. Thomas Schelling on the phone with piles of books. Smokes pipe. Shot of wing of a plane from plane window. Shot of Washington, California, Pentagon. Schelling gets out of a taxi and enters Department of Defence. Walking down corridor. Army officials talking with Schelling. Shots of date and clocks. Shots of men around table talking. Shot of notebook.
Shot of autumnal trees. Tom Schelling’s house in Massachusetts. Schelling raking leaves with his son. The family going for a walk. Schelling working after dark from his home. CU of Schelling talking at length into recorder about ‘the common interest in avoiding war’. Shot of dog and grandfather’s clock.
VS of Geneva airport. Eighteen Nation Disarmament Committee is convening. Shots of spectators at airport. US representative arrives. Being interviewed by journalists. Shot of Lake Geneva and old Palais des Nations, ‘a monumental failure’. Shot of plaque commemorating Woodrow Wilson. Pan shot of the UN HQ. Shot of Genevan street, pans to HQ for American Disarmament Delegation. VS of officials sitting round a desk discussing negotiation. VS of US representative at desk talking about avoiding conflict and ‘the destruction of the world.’
WS of UN HQ. Nice shot of empty conference chamber. American flag on a car blowing in the wind. View from car of drive to the HQ along Lake Geneva. CU of diplomat in car. Nice pan shot of UN Headquarters with backdrop of Lake Geneva. Reporters and diplomats inside the building. American diplomatic car arriving at the entrance. Shot of peacock on steps. People exiting cars. Shot of crowded hall with delegates greeting one another. Still shot of handshake. B&W WW2 footage of soldiers hugging in 1945. Shots of US and Soviet soldiers meeting one another at the end of world war 2 at Elbe. Shots of officers shaking hands. A swastika on top of an official building is blown up. The defeat of Nazi Germany. Crowds cheer. A girl rides atop a car in a celebratory parade. Soldiers embrace girls. Shots of crowds celebrating.
San Francisco. Shot of various flags. History of the United Nations. People arrive to sign UN charter including Truman. Shot of Truman giving speech. Shots of audience. Audience claps. WW2 footage of soldiers arriving in New York by boat and being greeted by people with flowers. Soldiers and relatives crying. Injured soldier being stretchered off boat. Shot of war cemetery with rows of white crosses. VS of planes exploding. Scrap heap of metal. Shots of production lines of goods that they’ve been converted to: irons, ovens. Footage from 1946, Bernard Baruch addressing UN about international control of atomic energy. Aerial footage of European cities destroyed by WW2. Marshall Plan. Footage of goods being delivered off of boats. VS of construction work. Shot of people raking hay and fields of corn.
Aerial shot of Berlin 1948. VS of Berlin. Plane flying over. The blockade. CU of Germans in Berlin looking up at plane providing supplies. Shot of food packages and coal being removed from plane. Shot of western nations’ flags on flagpoles. Footage of warships, war planes, soldiers, soldiers marching, tanks. The formulation of NATO. Good footage of explosions. B&W footage of Korea. VS of Korean refugees. UN Security Council getting military assistance for South Korea. VS shots of UN nations fighting in Korea. Korea signing peace treaty.
Space race. Small rocket being fired. Shot of Russian astronauts inside rocket. Sputnik 1. Control room. Nice shot of pilot eating cracker and releasing it to float. Weightlessness. Good shot of rocket being launched. Large satellites. Shots of long range and medium range ballistic missiles. Shot of submarines. Military developments at that time. 1962. Plane landing. Cuban war crisis. CU shot of Cuban map showing ballistic missiles. President Kennedy going on television to announce US position on Cuba. Shots of Americans looking over maps, acting out position of close surveillance on Cuba. Shots of planes taking off. Shot of JFK on television. VS of people watching broadcast. American and Russian delegate in the UN discussing Cuba.
Various aerial shots of Russian ships. Helicopter landing. JFK posing for photograph with American ambassador to Russia. Shot of Moscow. Signing of several states to ban testing of nuclear weapons. Shots of African country. Children being immunised. Construction workers. The Peace Crops. Shot of woman tending to sick children. Applying bandages. Shot of UN vehicle and CU of officials. Shot of UN soldier looking over a city. UN tank and cars going down a road. VS of soldiers walking up a river.
Good shot of parachuting soldiers jumping from planes. Vs of soldiers landing. Rifles being shot. South Vietnam. Aerial shot of Vietnam from helicopter. VS of explosions, soldiers and conflict. Shot of injured soldiers from inside helicopter. Aerial shot of helicopter. Soldiers under fire. Shot of UN flag. Shot of ceiling from inside UN HQ – classical image of four men clasping arms. VS of UN chamber and members discussing Vietnam. Shot of 1960s camera. Shots of country name cards Sweden and Nigeria. CU of US, USSR and GB representatives. Good shots of UN chamber meeting. Russian delegate talking to press. VS of table, people smoking, people listening to translation through headphones.
Shot of duck in pond. CU of US ambassador to UN looking out over lake. VS of birds. Shot of folk singer at anti-Vietnam war rally by Washington Monument. VS of audience. US flags. CU of singer and guitar. Shost of children in India, China, around the world. CU of childrens’ faces. Shot of clock inside Malmstrom. Officers inside Malmstrom control room.
- Keywords:Cold War, USA, UN, US nuclear weapons build-up, Malmstrom, UN Headquarters, Geneva, USSR, ICBM missiles, space race, Vietnam war, Cuban missile crisis, JFK, Korea, WW, World War Two, Marshall Plan.
- Master Title:CF849