Friday, May 8, 2009
This is a video interview with Howard Simon of a B-17 bombing crew. Notice how the camera focuses only on Mr. Simon, and not on the interviewer and how the screen dissolves to an occasional close-up of a medal or other detail, as the veteran keeps talking. Such shifts help keep the viewer's attention, even though Simon's story is unusual. His bomber, damaged, landed in neutral Sweden where he was interred until the War's end.