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Author: Lawrence BenderLucy WalkerJeff SkollDiane WeyermannBruce BlairAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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"[The film] traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, leaving the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident." -- Container.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Bender; Lucy Walker; Jeff Skoll; Diane Weyermann; Bruce Blair; Matt Brown; Jimmy Carter; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Pervez Musharraf; James Addison Baker; Tony Blair; Zbigniew Brzezinski; Robert S McNamara; Graham T Allison; Alan Robock; Martin J Sherwin; Roger Mollander; Gary Oldman; Brad Fuller; Brian Johnson; Peter Golub; Robert Chappell; Gary Clarke; Bryan Donnell; Nick Higgins; Magnolia Pictures (Firm); Participant Media.; World Security Institute.; History Channel (Television network); Nuclear Disarmament Documentary (Firm); Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 661007177
Language Note: English dialogue ; optional Spanish subtitles ; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Special features: Deleted scenes (ca. 10 min. total): Cuban missile crisis, Electronic backdoor, ID codes, Oppneheimer: man behind the bomb; Additional interviews (ca. 41 min.): Alan Robock, Jimmy Carter, Martin Sherwin, Roger Mollander, Zbigniew Brzezinski; Archival footage (ca. 65 min.): The town that never was, Operation greenhouse, Atomic support for the soldier; Ploughshares Fund PSA; A letter from the filmmakers.
Credits: Editors, Brad Fuller, Brian Johnson ; music, Peter Golub ; cinematography, Robert Chappell, Gary Clarke, Bryan Donnell, Nick Higgins.
Performer(s): Featuring Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf, James Baker III, Tony Blair, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert McNamara ; prologue voice over, Gary Oldman.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 89 min.) : sd., col. w/ b&w seq. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; Dolby Digital 2.0 or 5.1 audio ; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
Other Titles: Countdown to 0
Responsibility: Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media present ; in association with World Security Institute and the History Channel ; a Lawrence Bender Production ; written and directed by Lucy Walker ; producer, Lawrence Bender ; executive producers, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Bruce Blair, Matt Brown ; Nuclear Disarmament Documentary, LLC.

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"[The film] traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, leaving the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident." -- Container.

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