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The Atomic Cafe

Author: Kevin RaffertyJayne LoaderPierce RaffertyArchives Project,Docurama (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [New York] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video Group, Inc., [2002]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 20th anniversary edition
Database:WorldCat
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"A compilation of archival film clips beginning with the first atomic bomb detonation in the New Mexico desert. The footage, much of it produced as government propaganda, follows the story of the bomb through the two atomic attacks on Japan that ended World War II to the bomb's central role in the cold war. Shown along with the famous 'duck and cover' Civil Defense films are lesser-known clips, many of which possess  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Apocalyptic films
Dark comedy films
Documentary films
Feature films
Music
Nonfiction films
DVD-Video discs
Songs and music
Chants et musique
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Rafferty; Jayne Loader; Pierce Rafferty; Archives Project,; Docurama (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767043375 9780767043373
OCLC Number: 49498425
Notes: Originally released in 1982.
Credits: Edited by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty ; music coordinator, Rick Eaker ; archival research, Pierce Rafferty.
Performer(s): No additional credits.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital, stereo.
Contents: The Trinity Test --
Guilt complex --
Bikini --
Year of division --
WWIII? --
Communist hunt --
H-bomb --
Radiation fallout --
Camp Desert Rock --
Duck and cover --
Atomic love --
Cold War.
Responsibility: the Archives Project presents ; produced and directed by Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader, Pierce Rafferty.

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"A compilation of archival film clips beginning with the first atomic bomb detonation in the New Mexico desert. The footage, much of it produced as government propaganda, follows the story of the bomb through the two atomic attacks on Japan that ended World War II to the bomb's central role in the cold war. Shown along with the famous 'duck and cover' Civil Defense films are lesser-known clips, many of which possess a bizarre black humor when seen today"--Amazon.com. The footage is accompanied by contemporary music about the nuclear age.

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