History Film / TheWarGame

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.
14th Mar '15 9:56:30 AM MarkLungo
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14th Mar '15 9:56:11 AM MarkLungo
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->''Technically and intellectually, we are living in an Atomic Age. Emotionally, we are still living in the Stone Age.''

Before ''Film/TheDayAfter'' and ''Film/{{Threads}}'' there was ''The War Game''.

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->''Technically [[quoteright:1280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/734282d8dff8bdae6cb7b9838a542a9d.jpg]]

->''"Technically
and intellectually, we are living in an Atomic Age. Emotionally, we are still living in the Stone Age.''

"''

Before ''Film/TheDayAfter'' and ''Film/{{Threads}}'' ''Film/{{Threads}}'', there was ''The War Game''.



** Wedding rings are removed from corpses; not because they're valuable, but because the authorities hope inscriptions on the rings can be used to identify those burnt beyond recognition.

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** Wedding rings are removed from corpses; not because they're valuable, but because the authorities hope inscriptions on the rings can be used to identify those burnt beyond recognition.recognition.
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16th Oct '14 11:46:17 AM MAI742
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** An extensive analysis is done on Britain's policies regarding a nuclear conflict, explicitly how inadequate and unrealistic the plans for surviving the attack were (due to the British treating a nuclear holocaust as a survivable affair like The Blitz), and how ill informed the public was.

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** An extensive analysis is done on Britain's policies regarding a nuclear conflict, explicitly how inadequate and unrealistic the plans for surviving the attack were (due to the British treating government misleading people about a nuclear holocaust as being a survivable affair like The Blitz), Blitz, something the Strath Report had explained at length was very much not the case), and how ill informed the public was.
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