Sunday, January 16, 2011

About Fallout, two vintage atomic weapon films

Our universe was formed by nuclear reactions and radiation from those nuclear reactions. Where are these nuclear reactions? In stars like our own Sun. All the heavy elements were created through nuclear fusion in stars.

In the 1940's humanity developed nuclear weapons. Only the latest in the horrifying methods we humans develop to kill each other. In the 1950's and 1960's many films were made to explain nuclear weapons, and this is one of them. Two versions were made, one in the 1955 the other in 1963. It attempts to explain the "fallout" from nuclear weapons weapon explosions so that we may survive nuclear war.

Looking back at this it's rather curious how the films try to minimize the effects nuclear war. The films give lots of useful information, giving valuable warning, but portrays it as a survivable thing.

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