History Film / TheWarGame

17th Nov '17 8:41:15 PM JackG
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome
** Mainly because British television didn't get colour until a few years later.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome
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DeliberatelyMonochrome: Mainly because British television didn't get colour until a few years later.
12th Oct '17 10:43:48 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* VSign: After the ammunition truck is sacked and the drivers are killed, a youth is shown cocking and loading a gun he steals out of the back. He notices the camera is filming him and so he flips a two-fingered salute at the cameraman[[note]]a V-sign with the back of the hand facing towards the observer is considered an offensive gesture in the UK and the Commonwealth roughly equivalent to FlippingTheBird[[/note]]. This would have been considered ''very'' shocking in 1965.
12th Oct '17 10:24:37 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* TearJerker: The traumatised little kids depicted at the end, being interviewed about what they want to be when they grow up.
--> '''Little Boy 1:''' I don't want to be nothing. \\
'''Little Boy 2:''' Neither do I. \\
'''Little Boy 3:''' I don't want to be nothing. \\
'''Little Boy 4:''' Neither do I want to be nothing.
18th Nov '16 3:29:13 PM HeliosPhoenix
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* FailedFutureForecast: Perhaps one of the few examples where this was ''thankfully averted.'' The film predicts that, due to the proliferation of nuclear arms, the events that took place would occur by 1980.

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* FailedFutureForecast: Perhaps one of the few examples where this was ''thankfully averted.'' ''thankfully'' played straight. The film predicts that, due to the proliferation of nuclear arms, the events that took place would occur by 1980.
11th Nov '16 11:15:02 AM LeeM
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** Mainly because British television didn't get colour until a few years later.
23rd Oct '16 10:38:02 AM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Averted in the case of the "American Nuclear Strategist."
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: The film was made in 1965 when the Cold War was at a height. It provides the following leadup to the nuclear attack: China invades South Vietnam, and the United States responds by using tactical nuclear weapons. The Soviets respond by blockading and then invading West Berlin. A NATO task force comprised of American, British, French, and West German soldiers attempt to force their way into the city, but they are defeated by Soviet and East German forces. With no other option NATO deploys tactical nukes and it's all downhill from there.
26th Feb '16 5:39:55 AM enitharmon
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Some of the more prominent interviewees (namely the Bishop and Nuclear Strategist) aren't named, but the film makes it clear that their dialogue is based off of actual words said by real people in their discipline. Also in the segment where the US President is forced to deploy NATO tactical nukes, the President is not named but a picture of then US President Lyndon Johnson is shown.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Some of the more prominent interviewees (namely the Bishop and Nuclear Strategist) aren't named, but the film makes it clear that their dialogue is based off of on actual words said by real people in their discipline. Also in the segment where the US President is forced to deploy NATO tactical nukes, the President is not named but a picture of then US President Lyndon Johnson is shown.
26th Feb '16 5:36:52 AM enitharmon
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* DownerEnding: The final segment of the film takes place on Christmas. It doesn't make the scene any ''less'' depressing.

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* DownerEnding: The final segment of the film takes place on at Christmas. It doesn't make the scene any ''less'' depressing.
20th Apr '15 1:37:46 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar: The film was made in 1965 when the Cold War was at a height. It provides the following leadup to the nuclear attack: China invades South Vietnam, and the United States responds by using tactical nuclear weapons. The Soviets respond by blockading and then invading West Berlin. A NATO task force comprised of American, British, French, and West German soldiers attempt to force their way into the city, but they are defeated by Soviet and East German forces. With no other option NATO deploys tactical nukes and it's all downhill from there.

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: The film was made in 1965 when the Cold War was at a height. It provides the following leadup to the nuclear attack: China invades South Vietnam, and the United States responds by using tactical nuclear weapons. The Soviets respond by blockading and then invading West Berlin. A NATO task force comprised of American, British, French, and West German soldiers attempt to force their way into the city, but they are defeated by Soviet and East German forces. With no other option NATO deploys tactical nukes and it's all downhill from there.
14th Mar '15 9:57:08 AM MarkLungo
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Originally created to be shown on the BBC, it was banned from television after the BBC judged the film to be "too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting." However the film did receive a limited theatrical release, and was finally shown on television in its entirety in 1985.

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Originally created to be shown on the BBC, Creator/TheBBC, it was banned from television after the BBC judged the film to be "too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting." However the film did receive a limited theatrical release, and was finally shown on television in its entirety in 1985.
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