NUCLEAR WAR FILMS
Documentaries | Dramas
more photos at nuclear war progression
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Documentary Films (photo from dramatic film)
"Back from the Brink” FREE video about de-alerting nuclear weapons
“The Atomic Café” nuclear war in the 1950s and 1960s culture
Producers page http://www.publicshelter.com/main/tac.html
Sound clips at: http://www.moviewavs.com/Atomic_Cafe.shtml
"Trinity and Beyond" the history of nuclear weapons development
"The Atomic Filmmakers" cameramen who photographed atomic weapon
“Nuclear Winter: Changing Our Way of Thinking” Produced by The Natural
Resources Defense Council
American Friends Service Committee Video & Film Lending Library
Includes long list of videos including: “America-From Hitler to MX” 1983; “Atomic Age: A Trail of Victims” 1980;
“Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang” 1979
Article: Hibakusha Cinema:Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Nuclear Image in Japanese Film
Article: From Atoms to Apocalypse: Film and the Nuclear Issue
Article: Atomic Age Film Series: detailed list and description of nuclear war movies in popular culturehttp://www.ibp-intl.demon.co.uk/nuke/nukecult.html
Reviews, synopsis and photos of several popular nuclear war books and movies including some from list below.
"Panic in the Year Zero" - 1962 - nuclear attack on Los Angeles turns family trip into quest for survival
"On The Beach" - 1959 and 2000 versions - Australians die from worldwide nuclear radiation
"Fail Safe" - 1964 (CBS TV version 2000) - A transmission blunder starts chain towards nuclear war
“The War Game” - 1967 - docudrama of nuclear attack on England
“Testament” - 1983 - Nuclear war survivors in the Pacific Northwest slowly die
"Special Bulletin" - 1983 - TV movie about nuclear bomb threat in Charleston S.C.
"The Day After” - 1983 - Nuclear war in Kansas
"Day After - Perils of Nuclear War" (Amazon Link) Nightline show does responsible job of reviewing the movie
“Threads” - 1985 - survivors of a nuclear war in England (synopsis and photos at http://www.ibp-intl.demon.co.uk/nuke/threads.html
http://www.unc.edu/~landon/threads.html Includes photos and some sound bite wavs
“Miracle Mile” - 1989 - couple find out nuclear war is just minutes away
“By Dawn's Early Light” - 1990 - Militarists strategize with nuke weapons
| "THREADS" - 1985
One of several small (20-40 kiloton) bombs that fall on an English city in a world nuclear war.
Death in the ruins.
Rats feast in the ruins.
75% of homes in Britain uninhabitable
Man seeking water finds it running
onto charred head in rubble.
Those who found shelter contend with
thousands of these when they come out.
Food riots as world's 30 day supply begins to run out.
Soldier loots a looter he just shot.
Dog eats human remains in a damaged home.
|"THE DAY AFTER" - 1983
Kansas City football fans watch in horror as missiles leave for Russia; return fire will arrive in another 30 minutes.
Just two of the couple dozen bombs that hit the Kansas City area. (These one or two megaton.)
A classroom as bomb first explodes overhead...
is skeletonized and then evaporated...
I now pronounce you man and....
Heat sets person on fire even before
the fireball reaches him.
The fireball overtakes family hoping to escape before they even get in the truck.
Hundreds of millions of living rooms...
Death in the ruins...
But that doesn't stop the looters...
Twenty miles from ground zero.
Ground zero a month later, total destruction; gas still burns from pipes that one entered homes.