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When The Wind Blows


  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?
    • This book gets mistakenly shelved in the children's sections of British public libraries all the time. Many libraries put a massive 'ADULT SECTION ONLY' sticker on the front.
    • This book was quite deliberately on the Queensland primary school curriculum at least ten years ago, as part of some vital anvil dropping.note 
  • The Woobie - Both Jim and Hilda Bloggs, though Hilda is more of a woobie than her husband due to coming down with radiation sickness first.


  • Awesome Music: The opening theme is by David Bowie, for crying out loud!
    • Roger Waters and his solo band did the remaining soundtrack, and there are two vocal songs on it, Towers Of Faith and Folding Flags, both of which are extremely haunting.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Much like Threads, this film points out that there is no way to survive a nuclear war.
  • Squick: There's a brief moment in the movie where Hilda seems to imagine herself as a fairy with butterfly wings. This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that she's naked in this sequence.