British Movie, "Threads"
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After hearing this movie mentioned in a recent podcast about nuclear war I found it on youtube. Anybody else ever see this? I just watched it for the first time. Made around 1984 - It is relevant today since Joe is saying we're closer to nuclear Armageddon than ever and seems to not want to do much about it. His brief press conference with other NATO leaders today was the strangest I've ever seen. Only one word was said. "No".(by Joe). That was it. This movie is probably the scariest movie I've ever seen about nuclear war.
Some thought it was a connection with a simpler time. Few realized that if this becomes day to day existence morality comes down to who can survive even if it means at the expense of another. Having to go forth each day and survive by whatever means necessary, forgoing the company of others if their presence means you die. There is no time to think, to build, to engineer; there is only what to do to eat again before my energy runs out. The human race has come a long way from that kind of existence and depends on the morality of vicious immoral leaders to not destroy the possibility of life given by liberty. It can happen in what would seem like a moment from a nuclear war, or slow degradation of a society as it descends into totalitarianism achieved by the choice to do so to ones own detriment.
Hmmmm... Come to think about it, though, big cities are 90% Democrat. Hmmm... (Am I a terrible person for thinking this?)
agreed, more intense
I have made it a point to watch "Threads" once a year (since it became available for online viewing).
Watching this film keeps me fully grounded in reality.