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22nd Aug '17 12:50:53 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* AlternateHistory: While the exact year in which the film takes place is (deliberately) left ambiguous, the dates in the film are consistent with 1983, which is around the time the film would have been written, so could infer that the film is set in an alternate 1983 in which a nuclear war took place. [[spoiler:This would set the film's ending somewhere around 1996.]]


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*** The dates are also consistent with 1983, which would also imply that the film is set in a ''very'' believable AlternateHistory.
13th Aug '17 11:17:08 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** The film's narrator also notes that in the initial stages after the bombing, the symptoms of panic and radiation sickness are the same. To illustrate this we are shown Ruth's mother asking her to come and help clean her grandmother, who has soiled herself in fear.
13th Aug '17 10:59:56 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* SoundtrackDissonance: At the opening of the film we hear "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry, and it reappears near the end (see BookEnds). Needless to say, while at the start of the film it accompanies the imminent creation of a life - it plays right before Jimmy and Ruth conceive their baby - by the end of the film it represents the imminent destruction of all life, signified by [[spoiler:Ruth's daughter Jane giving birth to a deformed, stillborn baby.]]
10th Aug '17 9:15:50 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* EternalEnglish: {{Averted}}. Just 13 years after the attack, English is practically unrecognisable due to the lack of literacy and education. The English the children of the attack survivors speak has become slurred and simplified. The boys who harass [[spoiler:Ruth's daughter Jane]] can only really say "Gi'sit" (give us it) and "C'mon".

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* EternalEnglish: {{Averted}}. Just 13 years after the attack, English is practically unrecognisable due to the lack of literacy and education. The English the children of the attack survivors speak has become slurred and simplified. The boys who harass [[spoiler:Ruth's [[spoiler:and later rape Ruth's daughter Jane]] can only really say "Gi'sit" (give us it) and "C'mon".
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** {{Lampshaded}} by Jimmy's parents, who break down into tears as they both admit they could swap places with [[spoiler:their dead son, Michael.]]

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** {{Lampshaded}} by Jimmy's parents, who break down into tears as they both admit they wish they could swap places with [[spoiler:their dead son, Michael.]]
10th Aug '17 9:13:09 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** {{Lampshaded}} by Jimmy's parents, who break down into tears as they both admit they could swap places with [[spoiler:their dead son, Michael.]]
10th Aug '17 9:11:39 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* NoEnding: [[spoiler:The film ends abruptly with Jane being handed the deformed corpse of her stillborn baby; see DownerEnding above. However, there's also no real dénouement, and there's not really supposed to be.]]
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* EternalEnglish: {{Averted}}. Just 13 years after the attack, English is practically unrecognisable due to the lack of literacy and education. The English the children of the attack survivors speak has become slurred and simplified. The boys who harass [[spoiler:Ruth's daughter Jane]] can only really say "Gi'sit" (give us it) and "C'mon".
10th Jul '17 2:59:46 AM Mdumas43073
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25th Jun '17 9:08:47 PM tooearlyinthemorning
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* InfantImmortality: Averted. Multiple times. The picture above is just one example.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted. Multiple times. The picture above is just one example.
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