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Coyote Breath 26 Nov 03 - 12:24 AM
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A Wandering Minstrel 26 Nov 03 - 08:21 AM
Steve Parkes 26 Nov 03 - 12:02 PM
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Subject: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 12:24 AM

I wonder how many films that are specifically "anti-nuclear" in theme, Mudcatters (and guests) can come up with. I have only a few. "On the Beach", "Five", "Testament", "The Day After Tomorrow", "Last Summer at the Hotel Ozone". Anyone care to ad to the list?

CB


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: GUEST,pdc
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 12:58 AM

The China Syndrome (I think).


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 01:12 AM

The China Syndrome, certainly (and "A Boy and His Dog")?

CB


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 08:21 AM

"Threads" and "When the Wind Blows"


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 12:02 PM

If "Threads" counts (it was made by the BBC for television), then you must include "The War Game" from the late 60s. It too was made by the BBC, but was never transmitted because it was considered too scary. It was shown on cinemas, though; and it was scary, believe me! It was eventually broadcast along with "Threads" in the Beeb's "Nuke week", or something.

Does "When the wind blows" count? it was a book (and a comic book, at that) by Raymond Briggs; he turned it into a radio play with Peter Sallis and Brenda Bruce (I think: were these the same as in the film?) It ought to be included. (See also his "The tin-pot dictator and the old iron woman", about the Falklands war.) Briggs said he'd always been vaguely pro-nuclear-deterrent, until he decided to get some gen, like the governemt's "protect and survive" pamphlet. He found that all the offical information was contradictory and confusing, and realised that nobody in charge actually knew what would happen if the nuclear balloon went up that was when he became anti-nuke, and he put Jim and Hilda to good use.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: curmudgeon
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 12:09 PM

Dr. Strangelove


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Wesley S
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 02:07 PM

"Panic in the Year Zero" with Ray Milland if I'm not mistaken. "The Postman" ?

And what was the title of the made for TV movie with Jason Robards that takes place in Lawrence Kansas?


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Wesley S
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 02:08 PM

And how about "Silkwood" ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 03:45 PM

Mad Max... and it's sequels...

Some will say The Lord Of The Rings....

and "The Quiet Earth"

"When The Wind Blows"... wow.. I haven't even thought of that film for eyars... Roger Waters did the soundtrack for that eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Wesley S
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 04:28 PM

"The Planet Of The Apes"

"Zardoz"


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 10:40 PM

Black Rain - fiction based on real life stories of Hiroshima survivors.

Harry Belafonte starred in one in which he was last man. The last woman was white. Anyone remember the title?


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 10:52 PM

YOW! Zardoz!!! I had forgotten about that one, good for you! One of Sean Connery's odder films.

Postman, I think, was a bio-thing, a plague. But...

I think that the Robards/Lawrence Kansas film was The Day After Tomorrow.

Silkwood yes. Planet of the Apes? I guess so and Mad Max and Tank Girl (well if Mad Max is...)

Things to Come, is about the future, might not have any nuke reference, though. 12 Monkeys is plague caused. perhaps the thread should be expanded to include apocalyptic films?

Threads sounds familiar.

Not familiar with When the Wind Blows or The Quiet Earth are these BBC made for TV films too?

I vaguely recall a film about nuclear fall out, Atomic Diner? About a town in the desert affected by radiation from a nearby nuclear testing ground. I think it may have been a documentary, not fiction. Or a docu-drama like Silkwood.

CB


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: GUEST,pdc
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 10:54 PM

That Belafonte film was The World, the Flesh, and the Devil. Also starred Ingrid Stevens. Made in the 60s, I believe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 11:49 PM

"In the King of Prussia" - story of the Plowshares 8.

"The Day the Earth Stood Still"

"No Nukes"

"The Atomic Cafe"

"War Games"

"The Damned"

All those 1950s B movies of the mutant monsters sort:

"Them"

"The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms"

"Incredible Shrinking Man"

"The Fly"

"Godzilla" et al


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 11:51 PM

Not a film, but I don't think "The Simpsons" should be left off the list!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Peace
Date: 27 Nov 03 - 03:48 PM

Hey, no nukes is good nukes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Nov 03 - 04:01 PM

When The Wind Blows


The Quiet Earth


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 28 Nov 03 - 01:40 AM

Atomiic Cafe was what I meant when I wrote Atomic Diner...
Yess all of those mutatating monsters. What about Night of the Living Dead?

Thanks ClintonHammond. The info helped clear up some things. I know now that I saw Threads on Public Television. I would like to see The War Game and When the Wind Blows as well.

CB


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Devilmaster
Date: 28 Nov 03 - 04:15 AM

One that has always stuck in my mind, after I caught it one night on the movie channel, was an Anthony Edwards movie calledMiracle Mile.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: Willie-O
Date: 28 Nov 03 - 07:45 AM

"The War Game" was never broadcast? Hell, they showed it at our high school during school hours (early 70's, Canada). Also its equally gory historical counterpoint "Culloden".

There was an American indy documentary called "Lovejoy's Nuclear War" about an organic farmer in Massachusetts who decided to topple a power tower (Not in use) related to a nuclear power plant to be built near his farm. He unscrewed some guylines (don't try this at home kids), watched the whole thing crumple, then turned himself in to the cops. Made for an interesting trial.

Last year around Remembrance Day--or possibly Hiroshima Day--there was a very moving doc on CBC TV, about a WWII veteran from Newfoundland. He was imprisoned in a forced labour camp near Nagasaki when it was bombed and saw the whole thing. Fifty-odd years and a few bouts of skin cancer later, he returned there to reconcile his mixed feelings towards the Japanese--he and his mates had been badly mistreated in the camp, but meeting survivors of Nagasaki had broadened his outlook.

Wish I could remember the name or even the program--I guess it was a special.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Nuclear films
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 28 Nov 03 - 09:03 AM

I just remembered "Fail-Safe"

and The War Game did the rounds of UK schools and colleges in the early 70's IIRC


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