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The war game ; Culloden

Author: Peter WatkinsDick GrahamMichael AspelPeter BartlettDick BushAll authors
Publisher: New York : New Yorker Video ; Toronto, Ont. : Project X Distribution, ©2006.
Series: Cinema of Peter Watkins.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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War game: A dramatization of the possible effects of nuclear warfare on Great Britain. Explores the physical damage effects, the psychological effects on the survivors, the societal logic for the existence of nuclear arms, and the attempts to understand how the balance of power keeps atomic weapons in check.
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Genre/Form: War films
Feature films
Documentary-style films
Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
History
Named Person: Charles Edward, Prince grandson of James II King of England; Charles Edward, Prince grandson of James II King of England
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Watkins; Dick Graham; Michael Aspel; Peter Bartlett; Dick Bush; Michael Bradsell; British Broadcasting Corporation.; New Yorker Video (Firm); Project X Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 156730432X 9781567304329
OCLC Number: 70345898
Language Note: Soundtrack in English, with optional English and French subtitles.
Notes: Videodisc release of films produced in 1964 (Culloden) and 1965 (War game).
Drama documentaries.
Special features include: full length audio commentary for The war game by Patrick Murphy; full length audio commentary for Culloden by John Cook.
Credits: War game: commentary, Dick Graham, Michael Aspel ; photography, Peter Bartlett ; film editor, Michael Bradsell.
Culloden: photography, Dick Bush ; editor, Michael Bradsell.
Awards: The war game: Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature, 1967; BAFTA Film Award, Best Short Film; Venice Film Festival, Special Prize.
Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono.
Series Title: Cinema of Peter Watkins.
Other Titles: Culloden.
Battle of Culloden
Responsibility: produced by British Broadcasting Corporation ; written, directed and produced by Peter Watkins.

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War game: A dramatization of the possible effects of nuclear warfare on Great Britain. Explores the physical damage effects, the psychological effects on the survivors, the societal logic for the existence of nuclear arms, and the attempts to understand how the balance of power keeps atomic weapons in check.

Culloden: In 1746, Scots fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie lose to English forces in Scotland at the brutal battle of Culloden.

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(EMRO user published 2008-10-29 ) Very Good Permalink
Peter Watkins’ double feature of films produced for the BBC has been assembled on one superb DVD which also includes pertinent extra audio commentaries by UK scholars for both films.

For Cullodin, Watkins used a style similar to what audiences became accustomed to seeing nightly on television...
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