Saturday, June 4, 2011

Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995)


Narrated by William Shatner, this documentary dives into the history of the development of the atomic bomb from the Trinity test to the first Chinese atomic bomb in the 60’s. Using restored and declassified test footage from the government, the film really shows just how powerfully mesmerizing that atomic bomb was. It was frightening but at the same time it was beautiful. I felt like it was the Koyaanisqatsi of nuclear testing since the footage was cut so perfectly to the soundtrack. The story is interesting and Shatner does a great job but the scene-stealer here is the footage and the soundtrack of the near-apocalypse.

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