History Film / CountdownToLookingGlass

5th Jun '15 2:42:03 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Jun '15 2:23:04 AM Morgenthaler
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''Countdown to Looking Glass'' is a 1984 Canadian AlternateHistory and SpeculativeFiction {{film}} starring Scott Glenn and Helen Shaver among others, centered around the events that lead up to a [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons nuclear war]] between the USA and the Soviet Union, as depicted in a series of evening newscasts that becomes a [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks 24 Hour News Network]].
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''Countdown to Looking Glass'' is a 1984 Canadian AlternateHistory and SpeculativeFiction {{film}} starring Scott Glenn Creator/ScottGlenn and Helen Shaver among others, centered around the events that lead up to a [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons nuclear war]] between the USA and the Soviet Union, as depicted in a series of evening newscasts that becomes a [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks 24 Hour News Network]].
31st Oct '14 1:18:21 PM LongLiveHumour
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''Countdown to Looking Glass'' is a 1984 Canadian AlternateHistory and SpeculativeFiction {{film}} starring Scott Glenn and Helen Shaver among others, centered around the events that lead up to a [[TheDeadliestMushroom nuclear war]] between the USA and the Soviet Union, as depicted in a series of evening newscasts that becomes a [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks 24 Hour News Network]].
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''Countdown to Looking Glass'' is a 1984 Canadian AlternateHistory and SpeculativeFiction {{film}} starring Scott Glenn and Helen Shaver among others, centered around the events that lead up to a [[TheDeadliestMushroom [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons nuclear war]] between the USA and the Soviet Union, as depicted in a series of evening newscasts that becomes a [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks 24 Hour News Network]].

* EverybodySmokes: That said, for being set in the 1980s and during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar becoming [[TheDeadliestMushroom very, very hot]] it is a JustifiedTrope.
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* EverybodySmokes: That said, for being set in the 1980s and during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar becoming [[TheDeadliestMushroom [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons very, very hot]] it is a JustifiedTrope.
24th Sep '14 1:57:18 AM Mdumas43073
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Countdown To Looking Glass is a 1984 Canadian AlternateHistory and SpeculativeFiction {{film}} starring Scott Glenn and Helen Shaver among others, centered around the events that lead up to a [[TheDeadliestMushroom nuclear war]] between the USA and the Soviet Union, as depicted in a series of evening newscasts that becomes a [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks 24 Hour News Network]].
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Countdown To ''Countdown to Looking Glass Glass'' is a 1984 Canadian AlternateHistory and SpeculativeFiction {{film}} starring Scott Glenn and Helen Shaver among others, centered around the events that lead up to a [[TheDeadliestMushroom nuclear war]] between the USA and the Soviet Union, as depicted in a series of evening newscasts that becomes a [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks 24 Hour News Network]].
24th Sep '14 1:56:54 AM Mdumas43073
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Notable for its realism at the time (though not so much anymore) and for occasionally being HarsherInHindsight. One of the less famous of the nuclear war movies of the 1980s along with {{Threads}}, TheDayAfter, and WorldWarIII. Notable along with {{Threads}} for being on the "hard" end of the SpeculativeFiction spectrum in that, at the time, such an attack could have happened exactly as it depicted *and* that it even bears some relevance in the present.
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Notable for its realism at the time (though not so much anymore) and for occasionally being HarsherInHindsight. One of the less famous of the nuclear war movies of the 1980s along with {{Threads}}, TheDayAfter, ''Film/{{Threads}}'', ''Film/TheDayAfter'', and WorldWarIII. ''Film/WorldWarIII''. Notable along with {{Threads}} ''Threads'' for being on the "hard" end of the SpeculativeFiction spectrum in that, at the time, such an attack could have happened exactly as it depicted *and* that it even bears some relevance in the present.
28th May '14 5:13:24 PM AnoBakaDesu
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17th May '14 1:59:28 PM MaxWest
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* TemptingFate: As newscaster Don Tobin says in the film: --> '''Tobin:''' Reasonable people, once they've looked the Devil in the face, aren't going to shake hands with him.
13th Apr '14 11:17:09 AM 23skidoo
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* NewscasterCameo: Eric Sevareid. Newt Gingrich also appeared.
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* NewscasterCameo: Eric Sevareid. Newt Gingrich also appeared. The main anchor in the film is played by Patrick Watson, a well known and recognizable Canadian TV journalist in one of his few acting roles.

* PhonyNewscast
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* PhonyNewscastPhonyNewscast: Unlike similar productions like ''Film/SpecialBulletin'', however, the film isn't completely shown as a newscast, as it cuts away for dramatic sequences.
2nd Apr '14 10:16:29 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ColdWar
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* ColdWarUsefulNotes/ColdWar

* EverybodySmokes: That said, for being set in the 1980s and during the ColdWar becoming [[TheDeadliestMushroom very, very hot]] it is a JustifiedTrope.
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* EverybodySmokes: That said, for being set in the 1980s and during the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar becoming [[TheDeadliestMushroom very, very hot]] it is a JustifiedTrope.
20th Jan '14 5:58:56 AM LongLiveHumour
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