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This horrifically plausible docudrama imagines a devastating nuclear strike on Britain – and came as a shocking warning during the cold war
Easily one of the most harrowing things ever to air on television, Threads is an unremittingly bleak and entirely plausible account of nuclear war and its aftermath. The BBC docudrama, broadcast in 1984 when nuclear paranoia was at its peak, takes its title from the notion that society – the everyday world we take for granted – is held together by mere threads, not unbreakable bonds. And when they go, the result is total collapse.
Written by Barry Hines, whose A Kestrel for a Knave was turned into the 1969 Ken Loach film Kes, Threads is presented as a social-realist drama about a young Sheffield couple, Ruth and Jimmy, as they prepare for married life following an unplanned pregnancy. While they and their families go about their unremarkable business, background news bulletins provide glimpses of an escalating crisis. »
Every year, we here at Sound On Sight celebrate the month of October with 31 Days of Horror; and every year, I update the list of my favourite horror films ever made. Last year, I released a list that included 150 picks. This year, I’ll be upgrading the list, making minor alterations, changing the rankings, adding new entries, and possibly removing a few titles. I’ve also decided to publish each post backwards this time around for one reason: that is, the new additions appear lower on my list, whereas my top 50 haven’t changed much, except for maybe in ranking. Enjoy!
Written and directed by Peter Tscherkassky
Outer Space has gained a reputation over the years as being a key experimental film alongside the works of such legends as Stan Brakhage and Michael Snow. Horror buffs will recognise the actress in the short as Oscar nominee Barbara Hershey. »
- Ricky da Conceição
Just Dance 2014, the latest main entry in Ubisoft’s mega-popular party game series, is on track for its initial October 8th release on the Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions also slated for each console’s respective launch. Now that release day is little more than two weeks away, the publisher has fully pulled back the curtain regarding what songs players can expect to boogie to.
The full Just Dance 2014 tracklist is as follows:
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – Abba Dançando – Ivete Sangalo (Ncsa-only track) The Way – Ariana Grande Ft. Mac Miller Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley Isidora – Bog Bog Orkestar Fine China – Chris Brown Limbo – Daddy Yankee Get Lucky – Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams Moskau – Dancing Bros. She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) – David Guetta Ft. Sia Prince Ali – Disney’s Aladdin It’s You – Duck Sauce Turn Up The Love – Far East Movement Ft. »
- John Fleury
3 items from 2013
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