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Originally posted by Merriman Weir
I saw this when it was first shown on television in Britain. It's genuinely horrific stuff and weighed heavily on me for a long time. I think it accurately mirrored the way a lot of people thought about Britain used as an American runway.
However, I think you need to rephrase your title. 'Threads' wasn't a documentary. It's was a television play, a dramatisation.
Looking back on this, what's actually interesting is the pretext for the nuclear war which is the Soviets invading Iran whilst the U.S. and the U.K. try to intervene.
Originally posted by Niall197
It's difficult maybe for the youngsters here to understand but in the late 70's/early 80's there seemed every likelehood that a nuclear war wasn't just possible ... it was imminent.
Originally posted by Karl 12
Its also interesting that the countries involved can be seen in a modern day context.
Originally posted by azzllin
Threads was one of the first movies that told it as it was going to be, i guess my suggestion to anyone who thinks a Nuclear war would be fun and an adventure, is to watch it for themselves, and then rethink.
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
reply to post by Niall197
My caregivers said to go under the stairs cupboard with a mattress on top of us.
Lol the parody and ridiculous nature of trying to protect yourself from this.
I think people fell for it though, seemed reasurred to have something to do!
I had nightmares after watching this for the time when young!
But it is a Must still.
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