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Old April 9 2013, 10:53 PM   #16
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THREADS is one of those few movies like THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST you'll likely only want to watch once.
Think I've seen it at least four times.
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Old April 10 2013, 09:00 AM   #17
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I may watch Passion again, but unlikely Threads. But I'm interested to check out Testament now, so thanks for heads up from those who mentioned.
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Old April 10 2013, 01:38 PM   #18
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I truly think it's the best film ever directed by a woman, and indeed much more than that. Jane Alexander was phenomenal and Ross Harris as her son was also standout.
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Old April 10 2013, 02:39 PM   #19
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Try Barefoot Gen... Based on a true story...
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Old April 10 2013, 02:46 PM   #20
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James Horner scored this film, by the way. Very moving and powerful.
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Old April 10 2013, 06:06 PM   #21
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In the days he wasn't content to simply lift music from whatever film he composed 12 months before. There are some similarities in his GLORY score, though both are excellent compositions and over years apart.
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Old April 10 2013, 09:11 PM   #22
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"Jesus Christ, they've done it."

Yeah same, I remember seeing it about 5 years ago, and being depressed for days after thinking about it. Especially the last 10 minutes or so; Ruth goes through all that utter hell, and for what?


Even the sound of the air raid siren still scars the shit out of me, even in something like The Time Machine 1960, just a horrible noise and what it means.




When The Wind Blows is a nice mid 80s companion piece to it I always think. Well, not nice, but you know what I mean
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Old April 10 2013, 09:41 PM   #23
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It was broadcast while I was living in Sheffield, which certainly added to its impact. And it was written by Barry Hines, one of our writers in residence while I was studying for my English degree at Sheffield. For me the iconic image (and I recall for a lot of people at the time) was the window of Woolies being shattered.
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Old April 11 2013, 02:02 AM   #24
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When that movie played on PBS I thought my 15 year-old mind would be up to it, but it was not. As the bombing became imminent, one of the text information screens said one of the top priority targets was the steel industry. There was a steel plant just a few miles from my home. After the city was directly hit, I couldn't watch any more. I forced myself to turn back a couple of times, but what was going on was too disturbing and I had to stop. I have thought of watching it again over the years but never have.
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Old April 11 2013, 02:22 AM   #25
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When that movie played on PBS I thought my 15 year-old mind would be up to it, but it was not. As the bombing became imminent, one of the text information screens said one of the top priority targets was the steel industry. There was a steel plant just a few miles from my home. After the city was directly hit, I couldn't watch any more. I forced myself to turn back a couple of times, but what was going on was too disturbing and I had to stop. I have thought of watching it again over the years but never have.
The scene that takes place in the hospital being the worst of them all. I can't even look or listen to it, it's so horrific.
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