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Vietnam Vets Screened Footage for “Vietnam in HD” Film Project

By Debra Newbold
11/15/2011 • Vietnam Extra, Vietnam War

Vietnam veteran Sonny Silva, lower left, reviews war footage of "Vietnam in HD" with Lou Reda Productions senior editor Sammy Jackson. (lehighvalleylive.com)
Vietnam veteran Sonny Silva, lower left, reviews war footage of "Vietnam in HD" with Lou Reda Productions senior editor Sammy Jackson. (lehighvalleylive.com)
A small group of Vietnam vets joined a film production crew as “interns” last summer to help edit hours of never-before-seen film footage that was used in the six-part TV series Vietnam in HD, which aired on History Nov. 8-10 (click here to read Vietnam magazine’s post about Vietnam in HD). The film, produced by Lou Reda Productions, is a follow-up to WWII in HD, which was a 2009 Emmy winner.

“We wanted to make it as real as possible,” said managing director Scott Reda. “[The veterans] bring a level of understanding because they went through it.”

The star of the TV show Dexter, Michael C. Hall, was selected to narrate the film, which featured the first-person accounts of 13 individuals, including veterans Arthur Wiknik, Charles Brown, Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War, and reporter Joe Galloway, co-author with Hal Moore of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young.

For more on this story, see The Express-Times article “Lou Reda Productions Brings Vietnam War to Life with Vietnam in HD,” reported by Kelly Huth, in July 2011.

Also see Jim Deegan’s story, Vietnam in HD: Another Gem for History and Lou Reda Productions

 

 

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