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MOVIE: THREADS - BBC (1984)

 
Screwtape

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12/06/2006 01:25 AM
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ps...The video in the OP's post is different from the traditional cut that's out there.

For one thing, it has natural live sound with the opening narration...as opposed to the originals use of the spooky opening moments of Strauss' Ein Alpensinfonie.

Shame. The Strauss worked really, really well.
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...Closest thing America ever produced that had such impact was "The Day After" from 1983. I remember teachers in school (I was in 4th grade at the time) telling us to watch it with our parents, seriously.

The scenes in that one that were chilling were not as graphic or raw as in Threads, but when the missiles went off in Kansas and other states, and John Lithgow (who played a teacher) were watching from the windows of their high school, it felt real.

Then the scene of nuclear impact, while people were driving to work and various scenes of people doing various things, and you see them in x-ray form, with the bomb blast wave of wind and debris to follow... pretty dramatic.
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 Quoting: IGASOP


I stumbled upon a copy of THE DAY AFTER in the cheap bin at the local Wally World. My son asked why I spent "five dollars on that junk?" After he watched it, he was rather quiet.

Good.

I can remember "duck and cover."

We humans are a stupid lot.
"Until you are willing to organize your friends and neighbors and literally shut down cities - drive at 5mph through the streets of major cities on the freeway and stop commerce, refuse to show up for work, refuse to borrow and spend more than you make, show up in Washington DC with a million of your neighbors and literally shut down The Capitol you WILL be bent over the table on a daily basis." Karl Denninger

Don't blame me; I voted for Ron Paul.


Silence is consent.
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What I 'liked' about the film was the fact that they followed the main character for 13 years after the nuclear war. Everything reduced to grim 'Dark Ages' economy, hard labor on unproductive farm land, brutal poverty and illness and defects caused by radiation. Selling your body to acquire dead rats for food. No sparkly uplifting Hollywood endings that have ruined so many 'end of the world' movies.
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I can remember "duck and cover."

We humans are a stupid lot.
 Quoting: Redheaded Stepchild


Duck And Cover



The scary thing is that people in the 50's actually bought into this bullshit.

crazy

"Remember what Bert the Turtle says - "When you see the flash, Duck And Cover"

Of course Mr. Reality says - "Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye."
Redheaded Stepchild

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Duck and cover...the only thing I ever worried about as a 3rd grader was "eeeeuuuuuuwwwwwww...the boy behind me is going to have his nose up my butt."
"Until you are willing to organize your friends and neighbors and literally shut down cities - drive at 5mph through the streets of major cities on the freeway and stop commerce, refuse to show up for work, refuse to borrow and spend more than you make, show up in Washington DC with a million of your neighbors and literally shut down The Capitol you WILL be bent over the table on a daily basis." Karl Denninger

Don't blame me; I voted for Ron Paul.


Silence is consent.
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(from the movie)
Attack plus 1 week
Food stocks controlled by central government representatives.

No food distribution likely until 2 weeks after the attack.

(no wonder CHERTOFF (the satanic looking NeoCon) warned us to stock TWO WEEKS worth of food, eh?)
"Until you are willing to organize your friends and neighbors and literally shut down cities - drive at 5mph through the streets of major cities on the freeway and stop commerce, refuse to show up for work, refuse to borrow and spend more than you make, show up in Washington DC with a million of your neighbors and literally shut down The Capitol you WILL be bent over the table on a daily basis." Karl Denninger

Don't blame me; I voted for Ron Paul.


Silence is consent.
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Also available here

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What was with all the weird sounding noises during the end of the "Protect and Survive" bulletins on the television during the movie?

The bulletins ended with some kind of weird, spooky, happy noise and then faded to a siren-like sound.

Were they some sort of subconscious psychological triggers designed to make people panic when the end came?

Here's a sample of a condescending Protect and Survive announcement called "Action After Warning" with the weird noise at the end;

[link to www.cybertrn.demon.co.uk]

crazy

Protect And Survive Archive Site
[link to www.cybertrn.demon.co.uk]

Protect And Survive Booklet
[link to www.cybertrn.demon.co.uk]

Protect and Survive Audio Clips
-------------------------------

Action After Warning
[link to www.cybertrn.demon.co.uk]

Casualties
[link to www.cybertrn.demon.co.uk]

abomb ahhh
Anonymous Coward
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Weird Protect And Survive Noise - MP3(via MegaShares.com)
[link to d01.megashares.com]

It'll make a weird alert on your computer or e-mail program.
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12/06/2006 08:54 AM
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Every supporter of the nuclear programs should be forced to watch this movie with their families. It may upset the children but not as much as living in a post nuclear environment will. The saddest part for me was seeing the body of the little boy who had gone to the roof to feed his brothers birds. There is no way to prepare for a nuclear attack and THREADS doesn't pull any punches. It's horrific but the bombs have only increased in size since this movie was made.
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12/06/2006 09:54 AM
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very moving indeed. i watched this in uk many years ago. to think that part of Iraq is already like that with the amount of DU USA and UK have dumped on that nation. now tell me falks? With what we have done to these people, do we deserve any less?
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Cool movie.Nice find op

:GH funny:
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Just finished watching. This is got to be the most depressing and horrifying movie I've ever watched. A lot of images from the movie are still stuck in my mind.

Anybody who wants to use nukes in a war should be made to watch this movie.
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"Arrows of hate have been shot at me too, but they never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world, with which I have no connection whatsoever." - Albert Einstein
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Damn, this movie certainly spooks the cattle. cow
GhostHunter

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Here is a link to a thread I had a month or so ago.Inside are the links to the Nuclear War Movie called 'The War Games'

About as disturbing as Threads

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Time Is An Event Wasted
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Here is a link to a thread I had a month or so ago.Inside are the links to the Nuclear War Movie called 'The War Games'

About as disturbing as Threads

[link to www.godlikeproductions.com]
 Quoting: GhostHunter


On some levels The War Game is creepier because it's in black and white but Threads is more disturbing probably because I saw it first back when I was about 12 and it's stuck with me ever since.

I can hardly watch Threads, even today.
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Here is a link to a thread I had a month or so ago.Inside are the links to the Nuclear War Movie called 'The War Games'

About as disturbing as Threads

[link to www.godlikeproductions.com]


On some levels The War Game is creepier because it's in black and white but Threads is more disturbing probably because I saw it first back when I was about 12 and it's stuck with me ever since.

I can hardly watch Threads, even today.
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Yeah, same here! I watched it when it first came out and got really paranoid about nuclear war, to the extent I'd go for a walk in the hills and work out where the bombs would go off close to my home town, as if it would make a difference! I was 18 at the time. Teenagers, eh? lol

That film IMHO, is EXACTLY what a nuke war, and the aftermath would be like!

Fried rat, anyone?

MMMMMMM, rat! ohyeah
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Here is a link to a thread I had a month or so ago.Inside are the links to the Nuclear War Movie called 'The War Games'

About as disturbing as Threads

[link to www.godlikeproductions.com]


On some levels The War Game is creepier because it's in black and white but Threads is more disturbing probably because I saw it first back when I was about 12 and it's stuck with me ever since.

I can hardly watch Threads, even today.


Yeah, same here! I watched it when it first came out and got really paranoid about nuclear war, to the extent I'd go for a walk in the hills and work out where the bombs would go off close to my home town, as if it would make a difference! I was 18 at the time. Teenagers, eh? lol

That film IMHO, is EXACTLY what a nuke war, and the aftermath would be like!

Fried rat, anyone?

MMMMMMM, rat! ohyeah
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Oh, yes.

This is why I prefer to live in, or very near, high-value targets in the UK.

I want to be as close to Ground Zero as possible.

Go out with a bang, so to speak!

scream abomb
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watched this movie last night

a must see for all
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This film scared the living shit out of me.
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I remember seeing this in 1984 on an early cable channel (maybe TB) and it was some scary shit. Who ever put it together was a genius for getting terrifying points across. Remember grandma's slippers pointing upwards with the rats all around. Remember the woman sitting in the road with a dead child in her arms and her mind was gone. The end where the girl has a baby and screams her head off. I wonder what was wrong with it. I am a science-fiction person myself and so it might not have shocked me as much as some people but I dare anybody to eat anything while watching this horror
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all you people wishing foor doom should watch this movie.
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I'm currently watching this film now and paused to see if this film had been posted here. It has a strange resemblance to what is actually happening between Iran and the USA today!

An international crisis between the USA and the Soviet Union erupts and escalates. As the United Kingdom prepares for war, the members of each family deal with their own personal crises, faceing the medical, economic, social, and environmental consequences of a nuclear war.

It would be good to get more people watching this.

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