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Sunday, 24 February 2013

The 3rd Hall Of Fame Inductee Representing Documentary Film: The War Game (1965) - Peter Watkins


In 1965, Peter Watkin’s made-for-television docudrama The War Game caused an uproar, with the BBC, producers of the film, declaring it “too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting.” Frighteningly depicting a Soviet nuclear attack against Britain, it details in a journalistic format the UK’s inability to deal with the fallout crisis of such an event. Reality burns.


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