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The War Game

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1965 television film directed by Peter Watkins

The War Game is a 1965 television film on nuclear war. Written, directed, and produced by Peter Watkins for the BBC's The Wednesday Play strand, its depiction of the impact of Soviet nuclear attack on Britain caused dismay within the BBC and in government. … see full wiki

Director: Peter Watkins
Genre: Documentary, War
Release Date: November 1, 1965
MPAA Rating: Unrated
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Banned by the BBC but wins an Oscar. Peter Watkins The War Game.

  • Aug 13, 2009
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The War Game was a BBC production that wasn't released on television due to it's controversial content. Peter Walkins decided to release this as a feature film. The film was a sucess and he took home several awards including an Academy Award for Best Documentary feature. After watching this film you can see why The War Game is the granddaddy of all of the anti-nuclear war films.  Watkins shot this movie using grainy black and white film stock and he presented it as a documentary. He put a lot of time in painstakingly researching everything he could find about Nuclear War and it's after effects.

Brutal and unflinching, this film is a must see for future filmmakers, fans of nuclear war films and people who enjoy documentaries. Peter Watkins makes an uncredited apperance as an off-screen interviewer. The film crew interviews people before, during and after the nuclear war. Heavy stuff from one of the most underrated film makers.

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