Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 1. Threads (1984) BBC
2. Testament (1983) PBS (An American Playhouse Production)
3. The Day After (1983) ABC
Threads is probably the most disturbing movie this side of ‘Requiem for a Dream.’ You’ll never hear the song ‘Johnny B. Goode’ in the same way (and people wonder why I still feel guilty for voting Kerry).
Testament is the most subtle film made on this subject and is absolutely brilliant and quietly harrowing. OK, perhaps this is even more disturbing then Threads. Not sure on this.
The Day After works better today then it did at the time. Mainly due to all we know of 1983 truly died in the cultural changes of the 1990′s.
Time, I absolve myself of your vow to vanquish me.