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"Let's face it, we don't want to start a nuclear war unless we really have to, do we?"
— Group Captain Lionel Mandrake character {portrayed by Peter Sellers} in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" [1964]

Atomic Bomb Cinema book by Jerome F. Shapiro  "Atomic Bomb Cinema: The Apocalyptic Imagination On Film" [2001]
by Jerome F. Shapiro

Routledge 9x5¼ pb [11/2001] for $29.95
Routledge library 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2001] for $106.00
Duck and Cover Civil Defense book by Melvin E. Matthews  "Duck and Cover: Civil Defense Images In Film and Television From
The Cold War To 9/11" [2011] by Melvin E. Matthews, Jr.

McFarland & Co. pb [9/2011] for $40.00
Atomic Age Cinema book by Barry Atkinson  "Atomic Age Cinema: The Offbeat, The Classic, and The Obscure" [2014]
by Barry Atkinson

Author plunges us into a cinematic world dominated by the atomic bomb and off-Earth invaders, with monster special effects before C.G.I.; chapters/subjects include: key actors, companies, directors & composers; Toho’s forgotten monsters; Dr. Jekyll, British science fiction, noir thrillers & Jungle Jim; Chaney, Karloff, and Lugosi – the 1950s were the pivotal decade for horror, sci-fi, and fantasy
Kindle Edition from Midnight Marquee/BearManor Media [1/2018] for $9.95
Midnight Marquee Press 9x6 pb [5/2014] for $25.00
Apocalypse Then / Atomic Cinema book by Mike Bogue  "Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967" [2017]
by Mike Bogue, Foreword by Allen A. Debus

Kindle Edition from McFarland [8/2017] for $11.99
McFarland 10½x7¼ pb [8/2017] for $39.95

Atomic  Cinema
{ in alphabetical order }
'atomic bomb' genre at Internet Movie Database

"A Boy and His Dog" [1975]

"America's Atomic Bomb Tests:
The Secret Tests That Changed The World"
Atomic Bomb Tests technical films  {declassified government technical training films}; includes 'Operation
Tumbler Snapper', 'At Ground Zero' & 'Operation Hardtack'
Image Ent. b&w DVD [7/2005] 3 disks for $14.99

"The Atomic Cafe" [indep March 1982]
Atomic Cafe compilation of U.S. government-issued propaganda films  A collection of 1960s U.S. government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans about surviving nuclear war. A film by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty; featuring archival footage of actor Hugh Beaumont, Albert Einstein, Dwight D. Eisenhower, J. Edgar Hoover, Sen. Lyndon Johnson, Nikita Khrushchev, Douglas MacArthur, Joseph McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, atomic spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, Joseph Stalin, Lewis Strauss of the A.E.C., and Harry S. Truman
New Video Group color DVD [3/2002] for $13.41
Docurama Collectors Edition color DVD [11/2008] 2 disks for $28.57 extras?
New Video Group color VHS [3/2002] for $13.41
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Atomic Filmmakers: Hollywood's
Top Secret Film Studio"
[indep video release 1997]
Atomic Filmmakers  
Documentary produced & directed by Peter Kuran
Goldhil color DVD [7/2003] for $12.99
Goldhil color VHS [11/99] for $9.48
full credits from IMDb

"The Atomic Kid" [1954]
The Atomic Kid comedy film starring Mickey Rooney  A uranium prospector is accidentally exposed to radiation from an atomic bomb test, then is recruited to infiltrate a spy ring. Directed by Leslie H. Martinson; written by Blake Edwards, Benedict Freed-man & John Fenton Murray; co-produced by & starring Mickey Rooney; also starring Robert Strauss, Elaine Devry {then Mrs. Rooney #4}, Bill Goodwin, Whit Bissell & Joey Forman
DVD/Blu-ray not available • Republic Pictures b&w VHS [9/94] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Atomic Twister" TV movie [T.B.S. June 2002]
Atomic Twister 2002 TV movie  The staff of a nuclear reactor struggle to avert disaster when tornadoes cause damage that threatens to start a melt-down; the movie bears very little resemblance to the actual event in June 1998 when an F2 tornado struck the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio • Directed by Bill Corcoran; co-produced & written by Ron McGee; starring Sharon Lawrence, Corbin Bernsen, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Carl Lewis, Jonathan Blick, Daniel Costello, Charmaine Guest, George Henare, John Leigh, John Sumner, David Aston, Paul Barrett, Grant Bridger, Katrina Devine, Peter Feeney, Taylor Garton, James Gaylyn, Michele Hine, Meryl Main, Joanna Morrison, Ashleigh Seagar, Jared Michael Thomas, Louise Wallace, Sara Wiseman, Roz Turnbull
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [10/2017 upload; 0:30] online at YouTube
watch full movie [2/2014 upload; 1:25:58] online at YouTube

"Barefoot Gen" aka 'Hadashi no gen'
[Japan July 1983, USA June 1992]
Barefoot Gen video  The tale of a child surviving the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945; the manga books
are important anti-war works, and the film is a landmark in animé art.

Directed by Mori Masaki; written & produced by Keiji Nakazawa
Image Ent. bilingual color DVD [4/99] out of stock/used
Orion Home Video color VHS [7/95] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
sequel "Barefoot Gen 2" aka 'Hadashi no gen 2' [1986]
Co-directed by Toshio Hirata & Akio Sakai; written by Keiji Nakazawa
video not available; full credits from IMDb

"B.B.C. History of World War II: Hiroshima"
[B.B.C. Aug 2005]
B.B.C. History of WWII: Hiroshima  "... A Dramatized Documentary Exploring the Humanity & The Horror
of The First Atomic Attack"

Written, co-produced & directed by Paul Wilmshurst
B.B.C./Warner DVD [7/2006] for $14.99
"B.B.C. History of World War II" 10-episode set {does not include 'Hiroshima'}
B.B.C./Warner DVD box set [7/2005] 12 disks for $108.99
Hiroshima page at Free Information Society

"The Bed Sitting Room" [1969]

"Cold War Hysteria" [2008]
Cold War Hysteria documentary film collection on DVD  Over 40 documentary films, including many declassified government films, plus "A Is For Atom", "A New Look At The H-Bomb", "The Atom Strikes!", "The Challenge of Ideas", "Duck and Cover", "Fallout: When and How To Protect Yourself", "Management of Mass Casualties", "Medical Aspects of Nuclear Radiation", "Red Chinese Battle Plan", "Special Delivery", "Stay Safe, Stay Strong: The Facts About Nuclear Weapons", "Survival Under Atomic Attack", "What You Should Know About Biological Warfare", and "You Can Beat The A-Bomb"
Mill Creek Ent. color/b&w DVD [5/2008] for $6.95

"Command and Control" documentary
[P.B.S. American Experience Sept 2016]
Command and Control documentary about 1980 missile silo explosion   Inside the Titan missile silo north of Damascus, Arkansas in 1980, a technician dropped a 6-pound tool; it fell 80 feet and bounced up and pierced the skin of the I.C.B.M delivery rocket, causing a fuel leak. The facility was safely evacuated, but the leak eventually caused an explosion; one Airman was killed and 21 others injured in the explosion and the nuclear warhead landed just inside the main gate. No radiation was released but the silo was destroyed and later dismantled and removed. • Co-produced, co-written & directed by Robert Kenner; co-produced & co-written by Eric Schlosser, based on his book
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • credits at IMDbwatch 7/2016 official trailer [2:18] online at YouTube
Command and Control book by Eric Schlosser  "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, and The Illusion of Safety" [2013] by Eric Schlosser
book was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History • book entry at Wikipedia
Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [9/2013] for $10.99
Penguin Books 8½x5½ pb [8/2014] for $11.58
Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2013] out of print/100+ used

"Countdown To Zero"
[Participant / Magnolia July 2010]
Countdown To Zero anti-nuke documentary film  anti-nuke documentary directed by Lucy Walker; narrated by Valerie Plame Wilson; featuring Tony Blair, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Robert McNamara, and many others
Magnolia Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2010] for $21.99
full credits at IMDbactivism siteofficial movie site

"Dark Circle: It May Not Be Too Late"
[I.D.C./New Yorker Films Oct 1983]
Dark Circle documentary film  A documentary that exposes the lethal safety lapses, the decades of lies, and the cover-ups within the U.S. nuclear industry, focusing on the poisoned-forever facility at Rocky Flats, Colorado. Co-produced, co-directed & narrated by Judy Irving; written & co-directed by Chris Beaver; co-produced by Ruth Landry; won Documentary Grand Prize at Sundance, Emmy for Best Documentary
Docurama/POV color DVD [3/2007] for $24.49
indep color VHS [undated] out of prodn/scarce
full credits from IMDb

"The Day After Trinity" [P.B.S./K.T.E.H. documentary Jan 1981]
Day After Trinity   Produced & co-written by Janet Peoples, co-written & directed by Jon Else; nominated for Best Documentary Oscar, won A.C.E. & Peabody Awards
Image Ent. color DVD [5/2002] for $21.99
Pyramid Home Video color VHS [8/91] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Day One" tv movie [Spelling/CBS March 1989]
Day One tv movie  Directed by Joseph Sargent; based on the book {below}; starring Brian Dennehy, Hume Cronyn, David Strathairn {as Oppenheimer}, Michael Tucker {as Szilard}, Hal Holbrook, Tony Shalhoub {as Fermi}, Barnard Hughes & Richard Dysart; won Emmy for Best Drama Special
Acorn Media color DVD [11/2007] out of prodn/used
Lions Gate color VHS [2/94] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"Day One: Before Hiroshima & After" [1985] by Peter Wyden
The Manhattan Project from the viewpoint of Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard
Warner pb [8/85] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [8/85] out of print/many used

"Do It For Uncle Graham" [indep 2004]
Do It For Uncle Graham documentary film by Candy Jones  Filmed in New Mexico; reveals the development of the atomic industry in New Mexico and the cultural, economic, environmental, and health legacy from developing, testing, and storing nuclear weapons • Produced, written, directed & narrated by Candy Jones
DVD available at producer's website for $20.00 via email
full credits at IMDb

Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove: or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb" [1964]

Stanley Kubrick [1928-99] Page at Magic Lantern Video & Bookstore

"Dr. Teller's Very Large Bomb"
[P.B.S. tv special Sept 2006]
Dr. Teller's Very Large Bomb  Written & directed by Michael Lennick
color DVD available at filmmaker's website
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Fat  Man  and  Little  Boy" [Paramount Oct 1989]
Fat Man & Little Boy movie  A re-enactment of the tensions inside the Manhattan Project, the secret research & design operation at Los Alamos, New Mexico that designed & built the atomic bombs used to end World War II. Co-written & directed by Roland Joffé; co-written by Bruce Robinson; starring Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern & Natasha Richardson
Paramount color DVD [4/2004] for $9.99
Paramount color VHS [5/92] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"Final Picture" feature film [Germany; festival circuit 2013]
USA release "Death Is In The Air" [indep May 2016]
Final Picture / Death Is In The Air movie  92-minute dramatic film about what happens when a small town in Bavaria is alerted to nuclear attack and the people head for the long-unused government bunkers but the bunkers cannot hold all of the residents.
Co-produced, written & directed by Michael von Hohenberg; won Silver Award at Grenzland Film Tage Festival in 2013, won Best Movie Award at Intl. Uranium Film Festival in 2014
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available
full credits at IMDbGerman-language official movie website
watch official trailers online at YouTube: German-language trailer [2:38]English-language trailer [1:30]

"The Forgotten Bomb" documentary film [indep 2010]
The Forgotten Bomb documentary film  Taglines: "Everything Depends On Remembering", "The True Story of Nuclear Weapons", and "Question What You Think You Know" • Co-produced by David Garcia; co-produced & directed by Stuart Overbey; featuring interviews with bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, and authors Gar Alperovitz & Jonathan Schell
DVD available [3/2011] for $19.95 via PayPal directly from producer
credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Fukushima: A Nuclear Story" [Teatro Primo Studio Italy 2015]
Fukushima Nuclear Story docufilm by Matteo Gagliardi  "Everyone is guilty. No one is guilty. As in war." • Italian journalist Pio d'Emilia is based in Japan; on the day of the earth-quake & tsunami, he headed into the devestated coastal region, the first foreign reporter to arrive; docufilm is based on his reporting and on subsequent research lasting a total of four years • Co-produced by René Bourdages; co-produced, co-written & directed by Matteo Gagliardi; co-produced & co-written by Christine Reinhold; co-written by journalist Pio d'Emilia; music by Fabrizio Campanelli; narration in Italian by Massimo Dapporto; narration in English by Willem Dafoe
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available (2017) • full credits at IMDbofficial movie website
watch 3/2016 official trailer [2:01] online at YouTube

"Hiroshima" TV mini-series [Hallmark Aug 1995]
Hiroshima TV movie 1995  Co-directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara & Roger Spottiswoode; starring Kenneth Welsh {as Harry Truman}, Timothy West, Naohiko Umewaka {as Hirohito}, Wesley Addy, Richard Masur, Leon Pownall, Daisaku Akino, David Gow & Ken Jenkins
Platinum Disc color DVD [2/2005] for $6.99
Hallmark color VHS [8/96] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Hiroshima page at Free Information Society

"Hiroshima: A Survivor's Story Bridging The New Education" [J.F.M.F. 2011]
Hiroshima Survivor's Story Bridging the New Education  36-minute documentary video focusing on Keijiro Matsushima and his odyssey on the day that the bomb dropped; a testimony to the strength and endurance of atomic-bomb survivors, and 'a lesson as to why nuclear war damages not just lives, but our planet'. • Produced by Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund; written & directed by Marianne Tomasic; featuring Keijiro Matsushima, Lloyd Bowman, Jessie Jones, Sebastian Pensinger, Benjamin Rapp
347 Productions color DVD-R [2/2011] for $14.95
no entry at either IMDb or Wikipedia

"Hiroshima: Out of The Ashes" TV movie
[NBC-TV August 1990]
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes movie  Co-produced by Robert Greenwald; directed by Peter Werner; starring
Max von Sydow, Judd Nelson, Mako, Tamlyn Tomita & Pat Morita
Direct Source Label color DVD [4/2007] for $5.98
Anchor Bay color VHS [12/94] out of stock/used
full credits at IMDb
Hiroshima page at Free Information Society

"Hiroshima: 60th Anniversary" [History Channel 2005]
Hiroshima 60th Anniversary  Five 50-minute episodes from diverse History Channel series: "Hiroshima: The Decision To Drop The Bomb" {IMDb}; "Tech Effect: Hiroshima" {IMDb}; "Oppenheimer: Father of The Atomic Bomb" {IMDb}; "Man, Moment, Machine: Oppenheimer & The Atomic Bomb" {IMDb}; and "Modern Marvels: The Manhattan Project" {IMDb}
A&E 4-hour-plus DVD set [undated] 2 disks - out of prodn/used

"Hiroshima: Why The Bomb Was Dropped"
[A.B.C. News July 1995]
Hiroshima / ABC News   Hosted by Peter Jennings; won a Peabody Award
M.P.I. b&w DVD [11/2002] for $17.99
M.P.I. b&w VHS [9/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Hiroshima page at Free Information Society

"Infinity" [First Look Intl. Oct 1996]
Infinity movie about Richard Feynman by Matthew Broderick  Young Richard Feynman is fascinated with science. He graduates college and marries his high school sweet- heart, who is diagnosed with tuberculosis, then accepts a job with the secret Manhattan Project at Los Alamos in New Mexico, where he studies nuclear physics as well as any medical research that might lead to a cure for his wife's failing health. Location filming included Los Alamos & Las Vegas, New Mexico and Princeton, New Jersey Co-produced by Matthew Broderick, Patricia Broderick & others; directed by & starring Matthew Broderick; script by Patricia Broderick, based on two books; also starring Patricia Arquette
First Look Pictures color DVD [10/2002] for $7.98
B.M.G. Video color VHS [1/98] out of prodn/used
Intrada Records soundtrack CD [10/96] 15 tracks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
see also the Richard P. Feynman [1918-88] Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

"Japan's  Longest  Day"
[Toho Japan Aug 1967, USA March 1968]
Japan's Longest Day  This is the true story of 15 August 1945, as Japan's government considered surrender to the Allies; the 2-hour 40-minute film is broadcast in Japan every year on the anniversary of the surrender. After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Japan's Army Minister Anami proposed to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito and his other mini-sters considered the unthinkable – the peaceful surrender of Japan. When Anami learned of a military plot to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, he faced the choice between his desires and his loyalty to the Emperor • Directed by Kihachi Okamoto; adapted by Shinobu Hashimoto from the 1965 book; starring Toshirô Mifune, Koshiro Matsu- moto {as Emperor Hirohito}, Sô Yamamura, Chishu Ryu, Seiji Miyaguchi, Takashi Shimura, Toshio Kurosawa, Shogo Shimada, Susumu Fujita, Rokko Toura, Yûnosuke Itô, Daisuke Katô, Etsushi Takahashi, Jun Tazaki, Takao Inoue & Nobuo Nakamura; won Kinema Junpo Award for Best Script
Animeigo widescreen b&w/color DVD [9/2006] for $26.99
full credits at IMDb
Japan's Longest Day  
based on the renowned history “Nihon no Ichiban Nagai Hi” [1965]
by The Pacific War Research Society & Soichi Oya

Kodansha Intl. 7½x5¼ pb [9/2002] for $13.57
Ballantine Books mass pb [9/93] out of print/used

"Kronos, Ravager of Planets" [Fox April 1957] /tt0050610/
Aliens from another world send a huge robotic accumulator to invade the Earth and absorb all of the energy that it comes in contact with;
co-produced & directed by Kurt Neumann; starring Jeff Morrow, Barbara Lawrence
http://www.amazon.com/Kronos-Jeff-Morrow/dp/6305944288/ letterbox

"Let's Face It!" propaganda film [U.S. Air Force 1954]
13½-minute civil defense film made by the U.S. Air Force Lookout Mountain Laboratory in Hollywood, California ('Project 95-1-54');
how to prepare and what to do 'when enemy bombers head for our cities' / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D6VTX_LBF8 [13.29]

"Lifting The Fog: The Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki"
[A.B.C. News/Maljack 1991]
Lifting The Fog / Bombing Hiroshima & Nagasaki  Produced & directed by Allan Siegel
M.P.I. Home Video b&w/color DVD [11/2002] for $17.04
M.P.I. Home Video b&w/color VHS [2/95] out of prodn/used
bare credits at IMDb

"Living It Up" comedy musical [Paramount Pictures July 1954]
Living It Up 1954 comedy musical starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis  Technicolor™ remake of 1937 "Nothing Sacred" {see below} and the 1953 stageplay "Hazel Flagg"; an unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying of radiation poisoning in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York City • Directed by Norman Taurog; written by James Street, Ben Hecht, Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson; co-produced by & starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis; music by Walter Scharf, 3 songs by Jules Styne; also starring Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold, Fred Clark, Sheree North, Sammy White, Sid Tomack, Sig Ruman, Richard Loo, Raymond Greenleaf, Walter Baldwin, Fay Roope, Art Baker, Stanley Blystone, Frank Branda, Frankie Darro, Franklyn Farnum, Fritz Feld, Eduard Franz, Kathryn Grant, Dabbs Greer, Jewel McGowan, Grady Sutton; special AT&SF Chief passenger train loaned for New Mexico scenes that were filmed in the Mojave desert
Paramount Home Video widescreen color DVD [9/2016] for $22.98
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [1/2015 upload; 1:44] online at YouTube

"Manh(a)ttan: Nuclear Family" TV series [LionsGate WGN America 2014-2016]
2014 Manhattan TV series on WGN  The top secret Manhattan Project recruits scientists to build an atomic bomb at a secret location in New Mexi-co. The scientists are told only what they need to know, and they in turn keep secrets from their families
Co-produced & written by Sam Shaw; starring John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Daniel Stern, Ashley Zukermans, Rachel Brosnahan, Katja Herbers, Alexia Fast, Christopher Denham, Harry Lloyd, Michael Chernus & Eddie Shin
Season 1: LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [4/2015] 3 disks for $20.00
Season 1: LionsGate widescreen color DVD [4/2015] on 4 disks for $9.99
Season 2: LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2016] 2 disks for $17.83
Season 2: LionsGate widescreen color DVD [3/2016] on 3 disks for $17.22
series credits at IMDbofficial series siteseries entry at Wikipedia
watch 6/2014 official trailer [1:01] at YouTube

"Midnight Sun" [2014?]  
Announced 2/2013: Set in 1943; two young post-graduates are recruited along with family to work on a top secret U.S. government project and find that relocating from swinging, jazzy New York City to a secret community of scientists out in the desert in New Mexico requires harsh adaptation, while they also must come to terms with their work on one of the most terrible weapons ever created by mankind; writer Chris Eigeman will direct, and Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger & Emile Hirsch are signed • latest info at IMDb

"Miracle Mile" [1988]

"Modern Marvels: The Manhattan Project"
[History Channel June 2002]
Modern Marvels Manhattan Project  Co-produced & co-written by Bruce Nash & Sean Dash
A&E Home Video DVD [9/2005] for $21.99
episode credits from IMDb

"Nothing Sacred"  [Selznick Intl./United Artists Nov 1937]
Nothing Sacred 1937 Technicolor comedy  Tagline "See The Big Fight!" • Filmed in Technicolor™ in Los Angeles area and New York City • An eccentric young woman who worked as a 'radium girl' in a watch factory learns that she is not dying from radium poisoning, but when a reporter asks to tell her story, she pretends to still be sick . . . {French title 'La Joyeuse Suicidee' - The Joyful Suicide}; remade in 1954 as the Martin & Lewis comedy "Living It Up" {see above} • Produced by David O. Selznick; directed by William A. Wellman; written by Ben Hecht & James Street; uncredited writing by Robert Carson, Moss Hart, Sidney Howard, George S. Kaufman, Ring Lardner Jr., George Oppenheimer, Dorothy Parker, Budd Schulberg, David O. Selznick & William A. Wellman; lush, Gershwinesque music score by Oscar Levant, with additional music by Alfred Newman and Max Steiner; starring Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly, Sig Ruman, Frank Fay, Troy Brown, boxer Maxie Rosenbloom (also trained Lombard}, Margaret Hamilton, Hattie McDaniel, Olin Howland, Raymond Scott, John Qualen, George Chandler, Monica Bannister, Billy Barty, Shirley Chambers, Ann Doran, Betty Douglas, Jinx Falkenburg, Hedda Hopper, Tiny Jones, Monica Lyman, Hattie McDaniel, Dorothy Rodgers, Hans Steinke, Bobby Tracy, Elinor Troy, Monty Woolley
Kino Classics Authorized Edition color Blu-ray [12/2011] for $27.97
Film Detective restored color DVD [4/2015] for $9.98
Westlake Ent. color DVD-R [1/2009] for $9.98
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2/2010 upload; 1:58] online at YouTube
watch full color movie [10/2015 upload; 1:13:34] online at YouTube

"On The Beach"
On The Beach 1959 feature film  b&w feature film [United Artists Dec 1959]
Set in a future 1964, the northern hemisphere is wiped out by nuclear war, the radiation will soon also poison the southern hemisphere. An American sub-marine finds temporary safe haven in Australia; the captain mourns his lost family and meets a local beauty barely a month before the predicted end of civilization • Produced & directed by Stanley Kramer; based on the novel by Nevil Shute; starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins, Donna Anderson & John Tate
M.G.M. b&w DVD [2/2000] for $9.99
M.G.M. b&w VHS [8/96] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
On The Beach 2000 color TV remake  color TV remake [Showtime May 2000]
Australia has narrowly survived nuclear devastation; one major scientist predicts a doomsday in two months and another predicts the possibility of survival for a few in the north. A lone American submarine has survived and the Aussies ask the captain to visit the North American coast to test the two theories. The scientist battles with his ex-fiancee, who takes a liking to the American captain ...
Directed by Russell Mulcahy; based on the novel by Nevil Shute; starring Armand Assante, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown & Jacqueline McKenzie
Platinum Disc b&w DVD [3/2005] for $6.99
Hallmark color VHS [10/2000] out of prodn/used
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [5/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
On The Beach novel by Nevil Shute  
1957 novel by Nevil Shute
Ballantine Books mass pb [9/83] for $6.99
House of Stratus 8x5¼ pb [10/2002] for $10.36
Amereon House 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/86] for $26.95
book entry at Wikipedia

"When Hollywood Came To Melbourne: The Story of The Making of Stanley Kramer's
On The Beach" [undated] by Philip R. Davey
not found on Amazon or B&N; out of print/rare

"Our Friend The Atom"
episode of "Disneyland" [aired on ABC-TV Jan 1957]
Our Friend The Atom book by Dr. Heinz Haber & Walt Disney  53-minute Technicolor TV episode describing the marvelous benefits of atomic power, also shown at schools across the country (the film's use as an effective nuclear industry propaganda tool is not in doubt); theatrical release outside the U.S. in 1958. Presented by Walt Disney, produced by Ward Kimball, directed by Hamilton Luske; hosted by Dr. Heinz Haber, voices & narration by Paul Frees
available on "Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrowland & Beyond" [2004]
Walt Disney Video DVD [5/2004] 2 disks for $29.49
episode credits at IMDbepisode entry at wikipedia

"The Walt Disney Story of Our Friend The Atom" [1956] by Dr. Heinz Haber
Dell Laurel mass pb [1963] out of print/scarce
S&S hardcover [1956] out of print/scarce

"Pandora's Promise" [indep Nov 2013]
Pandora's Promise pro-nuclear energy docufilm  "The most important movie about the environment since An Inconvenient Truth." — Chicago Tribune
Unless any new energy source is clean and non-CO2-emitting, the risk of fostering a devastating global climate catastrophe is all but certain • Co-produced, written & directed by Robert Stone; featuring Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas, Richard Rhodes, Michael Shellenberger & Charles Till - plus footage of Fukushima, Chernobyl & Three Mile Island
Alive Mind color DVD [DUE June 2014] for $27.98
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 5/2013 official trailer [2:17] at YouTube

"Pu-239 (Plutonii-239)" [HBO-TV Nov 2007]
Pu-239 plutonium caper movie  

'PU-239 and Other Russian Fantasies' collection by Ken Kalfus  

original title: "The Half Life of Timofey Berezin"; filmed in Russia and Romania; an accident at a nuclear power plant in Russia exposes two men to deadly radiation and they are told that they have only nine days to live . . . • Produced by Peter Berg, George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh & others; adapted & directed by Scott Z. Burns, based on the short story by Ken Kalfus; starring Paddy Considine, Oscar Isaac, Valeriu Pavel, Kenneth Bryans, Radha Mitchell, Danya Baryshnikov, Connor McIntyre, Derek Hutchinson, Jason Flemyng, Jordan Long, Xenia Alina Grigore, Mélanie Thierry, Constantin Barbulescu, Oana Cojocaru, Stefan Iancu, Florina Cercel, Lucia Maier, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Rudy Rosenfeld, Irene Bagach, Dan Chiriac, Steven Berkoff, Bogdan Farkas, Georgiana Andronic, Anatoli Ciumac, Florin Roata
HBO Studios widescreen color DVD [3/2010] 2 disks for $11.82
HBO Studios widescreen color DVD-R [3/2013] for $24.98
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers [trailer 2:06, teaser 0:48] online at YouTube

"PU-239 and Other Russian Fantasies: A Novella and Stories" [1999]
by Ken Kalfus

Kindle Edition from Milkweed Editions [2/2011] for $9.70
Washington Square Press 8¼x5¼ pb [12/2000] for $10.21
Milkweed Editions 8¾x5¾ hardcover [8/99] for $21.26

"Radio Bikini" [PBS/WGBH documentary Oct 1987]
Radio Bikini docu film  "The Most Terrifying & Unbelievable Story of The Nuclear Age"
Produced, directed & edited by Robert Stone;
Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature
New Video Group b&w DVD [12/2003] out of prodn/used
New Video Group b&w VHS [12/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Radium City" documentary [indep Jan 1988]
Radium City 1987 documentary  1-hour 50-minute 16mm documentary featuring the Westclox factory in Ottawa, Illinois. Soon after the Curies discovered radium, industry made use of its seemingly-magical properties; clock- and watch-makers hired young women to paint radium onto the dials of their products for a glow-in-the-dark effect, telling their employees that there was no danger whatsoever. But by the 1920s and 1930s the young 'radium girls' became sick with cancer and other fatal ailments. Even after removal of much contaminated building material, parts of the town (including several graveyards) are still radioactive with radium-226.
Produced & directed by Carole Langer • VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available
watch full movie [5/2016 upload; 1:42:00] online at Vimeo for $1.99
bare credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Rain  of  Ruin:  The  Bombing  of  Nagasaki"
[Nagasaki Intl. TV / Oregon Public Broadcasting 1995]
Produced, written & directed by Stephen Segaller; video/DVD not available; full credits at IMDb

"The  Road"  [Weinstein/Dimension Oct 2009]
Cormac McCarthy's The Road 2009 movie directed by John Hillcoat  A father & son push a rusty shopping cart thru falling gray snow toward the warmer south, protected only by a pistol and their wits against cannibalistic marauders and gun-toting militants • Directed by John Hillcoat; adaptation by Joe Penhall, based on the Pulitzer-winning 2006 novel by Cormac McCarthy; starring Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall & Molly Parker
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Pulitzer-winning The Road novel by Cormac McCarthy  "The Road" [2006] by Cormac McCarthy
won the Pulitzer Prize For Fiction; a father & son journay toward the sea across the desolate landscape remaining after an unnamed cataclysm destroys civilization on Earth
Vintage movie tie-in mass pb [11/2008] for $7.99
Vintage 8x5 pb [3/2007] for $10.17
Knopf 9¾x5¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $16.47
book entry at Wikipedia

"Split Second" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures May 1953]
Split Second poster  A notorious killer and two pals escape prison, capture hostages, and hide them in a Nevada ghost town, knowing that an atomic blast is set to go off nearby the next morning.
Directed by Dick Powell; starring Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes, Arthur Hunnicutt, Paul Kelly, Robert Paige, Richard Egan & Frank DeKova
Turner b&w VHS [3/89] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Testament" [Paramount Nov 1983]
Testament  In an instant, nuclear war in the United States ends civilization; in a small suburban town outside San Francisco, contact with the outside world is pretty much cut off. Co-produced & directed by Lynne Littman; starring Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris, Roxana Zal, Lukas Haa, Philip Anglim, Lilia Skala, Leon Ames, Lurene Tuttle, Rebecca De Mornay, Kevin Costner & Mako; Oscar nomination for Best Actress [JA]
Paramount widescreen color DVD [12/2004] out of prodn/used
Paramount color VHS [1/98] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

"Trinity  and  Beyond:  The  Atomic  Bomb  Movie"
[indep video release Sept 1995]
Trinity & Beyond  Co-produced & directed by Peter Kuran; partly filmed in 3-D; narrated by William Shatner
V.C.E. color/3D DVD [10/2006] for $16.99
V.C.E. color/3D DVD [1/2000] for $24.95
Goldhil Home Media color VHS [11/99] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"When  The  Wind  Blows" animated film
[T.V.C./Film Four Intl. U.K. 1986, USA March 1988]
When the Wind Blows  Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami
Channel 4 color DVD [9/2005] out of prodn/used
LionsGate Home Video color VHS [6/88] out of prodn/used
Phantom soundtrack CD [11/96] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
When the Wind Blows  graphic novel [1982] by British illustrator Raymond Briggs
Viking Childrens pb [2/88] for $11.78
Schocken hardcover [1/87] out of print/used
Hamish Hamilton hardcover [3/82] out of print/used
stage play adaptation: Samuel French 7x4½ pb [1/83] out of print/used
B.B.C. radio drama: Soundelux audio [3/90] out of prodn/used

"White  Light,  Black  Rain:  The  Destruction  of
Hiroshima  &  Nagasaki"
[B.B.C./H.B.O. TV movie Aug 2007]
White Light Black Rain  Written & directed by Steven Okazaki
H.B.O. Home Video color DVD [8/2007] for $22.99
official sites: H.B.O. + Japanese + director
full credits from IMDb

"World  At  War:  Episode  24 - The  Bomb"
TV mini-series [I.T.V./Thames TV April 1974]
World At War mini-series video  Executive produced by Sir Jeremy Isaacs; narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier
A&E series DVD box set [8/2004] 11 disks for $55.99
Warner VHS [6/95] out of prodn/used
series credits from IMDbepisode credits from IMDb
official series website

Atomic  Cinema  Collections

History of Nuclear Weapons DVD set  "History of Nuclear Weapons: The Ultimate Weapons" [2005]
Tapeworm Video DVD [3/2005] 2 disks for $24.95
Two hours of government footage of nuclear test explosions, from Bikini Atoll to the Nevada Testing Site.
Atomic Bomb Collection Complete Library  "Atomic Bomb Collection Complete Library" DVD box set [2006]
V.C.E. b&w/color DVD set [10/2006] 5 disks for $74.98
contains "Trinity and Beyond" [1995]; "Hollywood's Secret Studio: Atomic Filmmakers" [1997]; "Atomic Journeys" [1999]; "Nukes In Space" [1999]; and "Nuclear Rescue 911" [2001]
Atomic Testing Declassified  "Atomic Testing: Declassified" [2007]
St. Clair Vision b&w/color DVD set [6/2007] 3 disks for $9.98
37 short features including "A is For Atom"; "A New Look At The H-Bomb"; "About Fallout"; "The Atom & Biological Science"; "The Atom Strikes!"; "Atomic Alert"; "Atomic Weapons Tests: Trinity Through Buster-Jangle"; "Bombproof"; "Challenge of Ideas"; "The Day Called X"; "Developing and Producing The B-61"; "Duck and Cover"; "Fallout: When and How To Protect Yourself Against It"; "Flash of Darkness"; "The House In The Middle"; "Inform- ation Program Within Public Shelters"; "Let's Face It"; "The Medical Aspects of Nuclear Radiation"; "Military Effects Studies On Operation Castle"; "News Magazine of The Screen: Atomic Energy"; "Occupying A Public Shelter"; "Opera- tion Crossroads"; "Operation Cue" [1955]; "Operation Cue" [1964]; "Operation Hardtack: Part 1 - Basic Effects"; "Opera- tion Hardtack: Part 2 - High Altitude Tests"; "Operation Doorstep"; "Operation Upshot-Knothole"; "Our Cities Must Fight"; "Radiological Defense"; "Survival Under Atomic Attack"; "Tale of Two Cities"; "Target You"; "This Is Not A Test"; "Town of Times"; "Warning Red"; "What You Should Know About Biological Warfare"; "You Can Beat The A-Bomb"; plus bonus items including radio programs and photo & poster galleries

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