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Vietnam War Movies / Closeup Program #46715

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1977
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(Studio) Scenes from Rhodesian raid film compared to that of Vietnam war few years ago. Vietnam as subject of movies being made now cited.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Report on movie makers' use of Vietnam as subject, using making of film to be called "The Deer Hunter", starring Robert DeNiro as Green Beret soldier, as example ABC newsfilm and scenes filmed for movie, of evacuation of Saigon before Communist North Vietnam forces got to city shown; details of movie filming, using Thais for crowd members and school building in Bangkok as United States embassy noted. [Writer-dir. Michael CIMINO - compares United States reaction to Vietnam at present to that of person undergoing psychological analysis.] Financial uncertainty of such ventures noted.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

(Studio) Broadcast of ABC Closeup: "The Class That Went To War" on Thursday outlined.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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