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Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995)

Video  -  Documentary | History  -  29 September 1995 (USA)
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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.

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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)
Randall William Cook ...
Newsreel Narrator (archive sound)
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Nikolai Bulganin ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Everett Dirksen ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Enrico Fermi ...
Himself (archive footage)
Reed Hadley ...
Himself (archive footage)
Averell Harriman ...
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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Prepare to be horrified...
22 December 2004 | by (Huntsville, Alabama (U.S.A.)) – See all my reviews

This film would have been nothing were it not for the outstanding scoring by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. The music amplifies the horror, the bizarre and grotesque beauty, the grandiose irony of this film and its subject. Shatner's fact-like voice is like monochrome, and never distracts from the subject with character. It is a purposefully amoral film to good effect. Without stretching far beyond the immediate implications of a nuclear blast, and by staying devoid of ideology, we are left with the terrible phenomenon itself - the atomic blast.

To me, this was a real horror movie... sitting paralyzed, bug eyed, shocked, mouth agape and all that, complete with surround sound and weighty, ponderous Russian orchestrations in grotesque minor keys. You pray to God they make presidents watch films like these.

I also thought the ending "However..." sequence was perfect. To say that weapons find rest in the hands of fools becomes a truly shocking understatement when you see the sheer unhinged lunacy of the final scene.


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