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The War Game (1965)

The War Game
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Michael Aspel Michael Aspel
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Peter Graham Peter Graham
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Kathy Staff Kathy Staff
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Peter Watkins Peter Watkins
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The War Game (1965)

5 years, 9 months ago at Feb 29 23:18
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English docudrama filmed during the Cold War and black and white to illustrate the effects on the British population in the event of a nuclear attack. Both the narrative structure as the skits are very effective at any time laughable, despite nearly half a century since its completion. Both the script and the invoice technique and interpretation (due to amateurs, all non-professional actors) are c... read more
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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.
Release date: 7 February 1967
Tags: Short (4), Nuclear War (4), Radiation (3), UK (2), Semi Documentary (2), 1965 (2), Disaster (2), B&w (2), Pessimism (2), Shelter (2), Riot (2), Independent Film (2), 1960s (2), Nuclear Attack (1), Documentary (1), Peter Watkins (1), Docudrama (1), Nuclear Weapons (1), England (1), Britain (1)
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