A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for... See full summary »
A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to ... See full summary »
A compilation of 1960's films about what to do in case of a Nuclear attack and the effects of radiation, also footage of troop tests of the exposure to an atomic bomb.Written by
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The filmmakers received pressure from their financiers to have supplementary modern update footage or narration in the film but they relented and presented the film with no narration. However, the documentary has a soundtrack that includes songs and music with nuclear-inspired lyrics from the 1950s cold war period designed to underscore the movie's anti-atomic theme. One of these is a Bill Haley fantasy musical number where the only survivors of an atomic bomb are himself and thirteen women. See more »
Army information film:
When not close enough to be killed, the atomic bomb is one of the most beautiful sights in the world.
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May I say something in defense of the much-maligned Bert? While people have condemned other classroom flicks (like those wonderful driver ed films) for giving too much gory detail and depending on scare, Bert's fault seems to be that he gave away too little.
Yes, if a kid is in a classroom 200 yards from Ground Zero, forget it, he's cooked. But if the Bomb fell several miles away, ducking and covering will reduce his exposure to radiation and to flying debris. Not being privy to Soviet targeting information, the schools had no choice but to show the film to first and second kid alike.
Yes, you could follow up Bert with a more sophisticated film when the students are about ten or eleven (and probably have come to despise Bert anyway.) But for first or second graders, the Turtle was doing a necessary job well.
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