Jan 16, 2007 — A Hollywood film now in theaters puts the North Country squarely in the middle of America's Cold War history. Deer Island, in the Thousand Islands, was used as a secretive retreat by Yale University and by an exclusive club called the Skull and Bones Society. According to "The Good Shepherd," a new film by Robert DeNiro, members of the Skull and Bones drafted the blueprint for the modern CIA. "The Good Shepherd" was filmed in 2005 at Sagamore, the great camp in the Adirondacks once owned by the Vanderbilts. Brian Mann spoke about the project with Beverly Bridger, the executive director at Sagamore, and with associate director Michael Wilson.