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Nostradamus Says So! (1953)

The life of the French seer and some of his selected quatrains are reviewed.

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The prophecies of Nostradamus, written hundreds of years ago, are interpreted as predicting certain post-World War II events. These include the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne of England, the creation of the United Nations, the Korean War, atomic bomb testing, the trials of Communist spies in the early 1950s, and new ways that astronomers will study the universe. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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31 January 1953 (USA)  »

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Nostradamus Says So! (Prophecies of Nostradamus #1)  »

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Narrator: This is Carey Wilson. I want to talk about the most important thing in life, and that is tomorrow.
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Interesting look at some Nostradamus predictions...
23 April 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Like so many other things I can think of, it's all open to loose interpretation--but at least this educational short on Nostradamus and his predictions gives us some food for thought. Carey Wilson, who narrates, asks finally, "Was he charlatan or dreamer?" The brisk short documentary tells us that Nostradamus, born in 1503, studied astronomy, among other subjects, and developed an insight into the world ahead which led to his many writings which were written in cryptic medieval French and are certainly thought provoking when parallels can be drawn between his writings and events that took place centuries later.

Subjects broached include Hitler, the British Empire (a ruler who would renounce his throne, a woman, Queen Elizabeth, who would rule), the Atom bomb, the United Nations (he called it a Temple of Flags) and the revolutions in Russia.

When it was over, the only wish I had was that it was more detailed with time for so much more of his many predictions.


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