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Threads 1984

  • Mick Jackson
  • September 23, 1984
  • 112 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Science Fiction
Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.


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At the time, during the cold war, with the reality of the threat hanging over us, this was incredibly poignant and disturbing. Its relevance fluctuates with the times, but it is always a very unsettling depiction of the horror of a full-scale nuclear war.

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Some of the props used by these old BBC programs is truly awesome. A cardboard box as a table, walls moving, door handles falling off...or maybe that was just 1980's in Sheffield.

And to be honest the second half (post bomb) dragged on.

But it felt like a bit of history of how the world in the 1980s viewed the atomic bomb and the precariousness of life...

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