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    Operation Cue - 1955

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    1955 documentary film designed as part of the drive to sell the concept to the American public of a survivable nuclear war. A 'reporter' named Joan Collin drops by before the blast and familiarizes herself with all the stuff that will be blown up, and shares her female asides such as "being a mother and a house wife, I was quite interested about the food tests". Purpose built houses filled with every day items and life-like 50s style mannequins were incinerated, producing some of the eeriest and most striking imagery of the 1950's Atomic Age. The actual nuclear weapon depicted in the film was the Apple-2 shot, fired during Operation Teapot May 5th 1955.

    Published on: 2008-12-17 (8248 reads)

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