Saturday, September 3, 2011

365 Movies Day #158 "The War Game"

Some technical difficulties with my brain prevented me from posting this yesterday. You can actually watch the whole film via the above link or check it out on netflix. Surprisingly made in 1965, this British docu-drama provides a worst-case scenario of nuclear war that is incredibly chilling. It actually has the feel of something someone did today and made it look like it occurred in the 60s.

Not surprisingly, with it's gritty content and bleak, factual representation of the true nature of nuclear war (no "duck and cover" or school desks can protect you from the blast nonsense), the film was banned by the BBC. It's eerily disturbing and a compelling peace of fact/fiction that is well ahead of it's time.


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