Double Take

 

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A RUSSIAN FAIRY TALE

REPORTER (voice):
[translated from Russian]
As in a Russian fairy tale, the forests on the outskirts of Moscow twinkle like crystal. Here at his hunting domain, Nikita Khrushchev invited his dear guest Fidel Castro and his Cuban Comrades. The hunting requires serious preparation. And then all of a sudden: the smell of a burning fire.

TITLE:
RUSSIA INTERCEPTS ‘MONGOOSE’ PLOT TO KILL CASTRO.
FEARING ANOTHER U.S. INVASION,
CASTRO SIDES WITH KHRUSHCHEV.

REPORTER (voice):
[translated from Russian]
No better relaxation than close by the forest fire with hot coffee poured from the Russian samovar.

COMMERCIAL:
[in Spanish]
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HITCHCOCK:
It’s described in a scene in an English train. And one man says to the other: ‘What’s that package above your head there?’ And the other man said: ‘Oh, that! That’s a MacGuffin!

It’s an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands!’ The man said: ‘but there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands!’ And the other man said: ‘Then that’s no MacGuffin!’

[laughter]

INFOMERCIAL (voice)
Television! Truly the miracle that has put its signature on our century.

REPORTER (voice):
Russian people and American people hear each other’s leaders by television talks.

KHRUSHCHEV (voice):
[Translated from Russian]
Not so long ago I went to Vienna, to meet during two days, with the U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

JFK (voice):
I went to Vienna to meet the leader of the Soviet Union, Mr. Khrushchev. Mr. Khrushchev and I had a very full and frank exchange of views on the major issues that now divide our two countries.

TITLE:
VIENNA SUMMIT
MAY 26, 1961

TITLE:
NUCLEAR POKER
KRUSHCHEV MAKES CLAIMS ON WEST-BERLIN
KENNEDEY BLUFFS: ‘... IT WILL BE A COLD WINTER!’

JFK (voice):
We have wholly different views of right and wrong. And above all we have wholly different concepts of where the world is, and where it is going.

TITLE:
AUGUST 31, 1961

REPORTER (voice):
Khrushchev’s demand that the United States, France and Britain agree to end the Four- Power Pact governing West Berlin, hints a new and major crisis.

TITLE:
NEW RED THREAT TO BERLIN

JFK (voice):
We will not permit the communists to drive us out of Berlin, either gradually or by force. It would be a mistake for others to look upon Berlin as a tempting target. The United States is there. The United Kingdom and France are there. The pledge of NATO is there. And the people of Berlin are there.

TITLE:
UNIVERSAL-INTERNATIONAL NEWS
THE WALL
(VOICE: ED HERLIHY)

JFK (voice):
The source of world trouble and tension is Moscow, not Berlin. And if war begins, it will have begun in Moscow and not Berlin.