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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
     (7599.1)
    Haven't seen this in years and just found it on youtube. Wonderful BBC film that was to come out in 1965 but was banned until 1985.

    Here is the synopsis:

    The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is fiction. It was intended as an hour-long program to air on BBC 1, but it was deemed too intense and violent to broadcast. It went to theatrical distribution as a feature film instead. Low-budget and shot on location, it strives for and achieves convincing and unflinching realism.

    Part interviews and quotations, part acting, this film simulates the aftermath of a large-scale nuclear attack near a rural area of England. It argues that citizens and Civil Defense authorities are poorly prepared for this eventuality, and describes possible physical, psychological and social damage in graphic detail.


    So enjoy. The other chapters are on the youtube page for it.

    • CommentAuthorlucien
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2010
     (7599.2)
    cheers.