STK-ID 22674

MCS of Steve, the American newspaperman, with newspaper delivery man and his family in Saigon. Various shots of newspaper delivery man making his rounds on bicycle. Various shots of newspaper headlines. Several MCSs of men preparing coffin for funeral of the "opium lady". MCSs of her body in coffin, all her clothes around her. MCS of closed coffin, man lighting three candles on top of coffin. MCS of coffin in truck, the opium lady's daughter getting into truck, carrying joss sticks in her hands. CS of daughter's face crying. MCS and CS of newspapermen Dick and Steve in shoeshine boys' house. Exterior MCS of group of youngsters and Steve around balloon man. MCSs of balloon man blowing up balloons, Steve distributing balloons to youngsters. MCSs of Steve and Vietnamese walking with carrying poles (called "don ganh") on their shoulders. MCS of young boy selling ice-cream candies. MCS of two young boys playing with mechanical game. Dark CS of machine in operation.


Excerpt from
Sad Song of Yellow Skin
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486