The Atomic Cafe (1982)
Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 0
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1982 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 2,465
The Atomic Cafe is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes sobering collection of film clips taken from American propaganda films of the 1950s. The thrust of the production is to expose the misinformation (and downright lies) dispensed by the government concerning the atomic bomb. We are shown vignettes from such classic instructional films as Duck and Cover, wherein school children are assured that they will survive a nuclear attack simply by huddling together next to the schoolhouse wall. In another
Jan 1, 1982 Wide
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This poignant, often funny docu consists of revelatory clips used by the government as propaganda about the Atomic Bomb.
One of the most trenchant, bitter and horrific looks at the 'atomic' and Cold War era.
The film is not completely fair but it does convey a reasonably accurate sense of one aspect of the social consciousness following the War
Shocking, sobering, hilarious and insightful. You'll never look at nuclear war the same way!
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