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Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995)

A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage.

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Himself - Narrator
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Himself - Nuclear Physicist (as Dr. Edward Teller)
W.H.P. Blandy ...
Himself - Commander Joint Task Force One (archive footage) (as Vice Admiral W.H.P. Blandy)
Frank H. Shelton ...
Himself - Nuclear Weaponeer (as Dr. Frank H. Shelton)
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Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
Adlai Stevenson ...
Himself - U.S Ambassador (1961-1965) to the United Nations (archive footage)
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Newsreel Narrator (archive sound)
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Nikolai Bulganin ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Everett Dirksen ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Enrico Fermi ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Averell Harriman ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage. Written by Peter Kuran <VCEinc@AOL.com>

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The soundtrack for this documentary was performed by the Moscow Symphony, and recorded in Moscow. Oddly, this allowed people to view the previously classified material that the former USSR, now Russia, wanted and tried hard to procure it. See more »

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The story, names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are real. Some goats, pigs, and sheep were nuked during the original photography of some operations. See more »

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Edited into Atomic Filmmakers: Behind the Scenes (1999) See more »

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Where the Boys Are
by Neil Sedaka (as Neil Sadaka) and Howard Greenfield
© 1960 renewed 1988 Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
and Careers - BMG Music Publishing
All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.
Used By Permission.
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Is it documentary or is it art?
29 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

A fantastic film - the only documentary I've seen that could double as an art film. As other reviewers have mentioned, there is minimal narration and few interviews, making this more of a mood piece than a straight, 'just the facts' kind of film experience. And an original score to boot! Something special, to be sure.


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