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Duck and Cover

A down-on-his-luck soldier (Rockwell) returns home for mthe war to find his life devastated by a real estate deal. He is lured by the Communist Party to help establish the more idyllic society he always envisioned but quickly realises the error in hi logic. McCarthyism was still in its initial stages at the time of thie Red Scare movie.

 

On the Beach

1959 Movie - Australia awaits its doom as the last remaining uncontaminated are of the world afger a nuclear war; as society whimpers to extinction, we are witness  to what held it together in the first place, and perhaps to what untimately killed it.

 

Fall out on the beach

Documentary of "On the Beach" Movie

 

Panic in the Year Zero

Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland), his wife Ann (Jean Hagen), their son Rick (Frankie Avalon), and daughter Karen (Mary Mitchell) leave suburban Los Angeles on a camping trip. The Baldwins note unusually bright light flashes coming from a great distance. Sporadic news reports on CONELRAD broadcasts hint at the start of a thermonuclear war, which is confirmed as the Baldwins see a large mushroom cloud over what was Los Angeles.

 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

The alien treat here  is a communistic group-mind that, while it looks American, utterly dehumanises its victims by enslaving them to a common goal of world domination and mindless bureaucracy.

 

Kiss me Deadly

One evening, private detective Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) picks up a strange woman, Christina (Cloris Leachman), who's standing on the highway wearing only a trench coat. They're stopped farther on by strangers who knock out Mike and murder Christina. Although warned not to investigate by the police

 

Threads

This is only a clip of the movie 

Full movie available on - Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/18781528 ...

 

Red Menace

A down-on-his-luck soldier (Rockwell) returns home for mthe war to find his life devastated by a real estate deal. He is lured by the Communist Party to help establish the more idyllic society he always envisioned but quickly realises the error in hi logic. McCarthyism was still in its initial stages at the time of thie Red Scare movie.

 

Iron Giant

 

Dr Strangelove

 

The wall comes down.

 

Good bye Lenin

 

Wall comes down 1889

 

Spies

 

Hiroshima - the next day

 

Grave of the fireflies

 

Missiles of October

The Missiles of October is a 1974 docudrama made-for-television play about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The title evokes the book The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman about the missteps among the great powers and the failed chances to give an opponent a graceful way out, which led to the First World War. The teleplay introduced William Devane as John F. Kennedy and cast Martin Sheen as United States Attorney GeneralRobert F. Kennedy. The script is based on Robert Kennedy's book Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

 

On the Waterfront

An informer stands up to an organisation of thugs, in this case a unior, showing how it often takes prinipled individuals to withstand an unjust group mentality

 

Fail - Safe

Fail Safe is a 2000 televised broadcast play, based on Fail-Safe, the Cold War novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. The play, broadcast live in black and white on CBS, starred George ClooneyRichard DreyfussHarvey Keitel, and Noah Wyle, and was one of the few live dramas on American television since its so-called Golden Age in the 1950s and 1960s. The broadcast was introduced by Walter Cronkite (his introduction, also broadcast in black and white, is included in the DVD releases of the film): it was directed by veteran British filmmaker Stephen Frears.

The novel was first adapted into a 1964 film of the same name directed by Sidney Lumet; the TV version is shorter than the 1964 film due to commercial airtime and omits a number of subplots.

 

Invasion USA.

One of many films to depict a full fledged enemy assault upon the United States and the kinds of ndividuals and social organisations need to stop it.

 

Storm Centre

Storm Center (1956) is an American drama film directed by Daniel Taradash. The screenplay by Taradash and Elick Moll focuses on what were at the time two very controversial subjects, Communism and book banning, and took a strong stance against censorship. The film stars Bette Davis and was the first overtly anti-McCarthyism film to be produced in Hollywood.

 

Walk East on Beacon

A vitalized FBI protects the American public form communist subverives by employing the latest in surveilance technology.

 

The Third Man

The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene. It stars Joseph CottenAlida ValliOrson Welles, and Trevor Howard. Set in post-war Vienna, the film focuses on Holly Martins, an American who is given a job by his friend Harry Lime, but when he arrives the man is dead. He then meets with Lime's acquaintances in an attempt to investigate his suspicious death.

 

After Stalin

 

Bridge of Spies

 

Thirteen Days

 

Dr No

 

Star wars - Cold War

A down-on-his-luck soldier (Rockwell) returns home for mthe war to find his life devastated by a real estate deal. He is lured by the Communist Party to help establish the more idyllic society he always envisioned but quickly realises the error in hi logic. McCarthyism was still in its initial stages at the time of thie Red Scare movie.

 

Spy who came in from the cold

The alien treat here  is a communistic group-mind that, while it looks American, utterly dehumanises its victims by enslaving them to a common goal of world domination and mindless bureaucracy.

 

Sputnik

Cold War

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