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Nuclear holocaust film The Day After premiered on ABC exactly forty years ago tonight

This is a very interesting, if depressing, article about the directors of The Day After, Testament and Threads. At least one of them thinks we’re just a few beats away from nuclear annihilation.

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by Anonymousreply 6November 20, 2023 10:08 PM

Always nice to see the hometown portrayed onscreen, even if the film wasn't looped and the audio sounds like HOT SHIT.

by Anonymousreply 1November 20, 2023 8:20 PM

Testament is a beautiful film. Jane Alexander is wonderful in it.

by Anonymousreply 2November 20, 2023 8:51 PM

I was underwhelmed. Some nice mushroom cloud shots but that was about it.

by Anonymousreply 3November 20, 2023 9:58 PM

Talking about The Day After

by Anonymousreply 4November 20, 2023 9:58 PM

I loved Testament too. I cried when that kid died, I don't remember it well, I could only watch it once. Threads was better than the Day After but it sure scared the shit out of young me.

The cold war started a cottage industry of nuke songs that I'll always love.

Even Frankie got in on it.

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by Anonymousreply 5November 20, 2023 10:01 PM

I preferred "The Morning After."

by Anonymousreply 6November 20, 2023 10:08 PM
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