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grab your popcorn and soda or beer ..it's movie time
04-01-2014, 11:46 PM #1
j browsing Member
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watch the first scene..notice the radio news caster says economic sanctions have not worked against Russia and Russian troops are still advancing ..this movie was made in the early 80's damned.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
04-01-2014, 11:50 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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That movie scared the crap out of me as a kid. uhoh.gif

Edit: well, more of a teen actually 13.gif
04-01-2014, 11:52 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It's like a lingering cold war draft that we can't shake off.
04-02-2014, 12:07 AM #4
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this movie scared me as well damned.gif nato announced today no more cooperation with Russia http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/0...UF20140401

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
04-02-2014, 12:16 AM #5
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I never really had those opinions anyway US as I understood why the former Soviet Union armed themselves to the teeth.
In both WW I and WW II they were invaded, and the total deaths are said to be in the millions.
They made themselves a deterrent to further aggression in the form of nukes. Anyone who looked at these events objectively could see the logic.
The communist plan didn't work, it wasn't even real communism, it was in essence a dictatorship.
It was doomed to fail by design. Just a matter of time. Social experiments are a never ending part of serving the elite as debt/war slaves. So is the propaganda that makes us fear.
When the people fear they are easier to control, or so it has been in the past.

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04-02-2014, 12:17 AM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The ending scene. damned.gif

Quote:Dr. Oakes returns to Kansas City. The ruins of the city behind him were composited from an actual photo of Hiroshima after the 1945 bombing. This is the end of The Day After.
04-02-2014, 12:17 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Actually starting to look at it, The Day After wasn't the movie I was thinking of... It was Testament.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086429/

Two anti-war films were released in 1983: The Day After and TESTAMENT. The former, released in the US as a made-for-TV movie, was visually sensational: missile launches, mushroom clouds, disfigured survivors, urban landscapes turned debris fields. However, the latter illustrates the notion that an understatement can sometimes be more compelling.

In TESTAMENT, Jane Alexander plays Carol Wetherly, the wife and mother of a 5-member family living in rural suburbia somewhere near Central California's Bay Area. Husband William Devane is off in San Francisco, never to return, the day the Soviet H-bomb falls upon it. Jane's character is left to manage alone the family's survival as their community, otherwise untouched directly by blast damage, copes with post-Holocaust disintegration. While some friends and neighbors leave the area for parts unknown, the Wetherlys remain.

TESTAMENT is not graphic in its depiction of nuclear war's devastation. What makes it absolutely compelling is the vision of a community, much like mine and possibly yours, and a particular family, everyday folks like you and me, facing the insidious effects of starvation and radiation sickness as they descend into the darkness necessarily to follow a nuclear exchange between superpowers. Ms. Alexander's performance is soul-wrenching and powerful, as when she cries out for God's damnation of those politicians that have reduced her world to an endless horror.

TESTAMENT is not a feel-good film, but certainly a great one. It's an exercise in bleak despair, and one which ultimately focuses on nothing more than the basic human instinct to survive - the final tribute to a species that has engineered the means for its own destruction.

http://www.amazon.com/review/RF5KTRT1DB9...KTRT1DB9T4



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