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Library of Congress Film Essay: Atomic Cafe

Wills, John (2019) Library of Congress Film Essay: Atomic Cafe. . Library of Congress, 2 pp. Internet. (KAR id:84847)

Abstract

Produced and directed by Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty, the influential film compilation "The Atomic Cafe" provocatively documents the post-World War II threat of nuclear war as depicted in a wide assortment of archival footage from the period (newsreels, statements from politicians, advertisements, training, civil defense and military films). This vast, yet entertaining, collage of clips serves as a unique document of the 1940s-1960s era and illustrates how these films—some of which today seem propagandistic or even patently absurd ("The House in the Middle")—were used to inform the public on how to cope in the nuclear age.

Item Type: Internet publication
Uncontrolled keywords: Atomic Cafe, National Film Preservation Board
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: John Wills
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 13:36 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84847 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wills, John: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8517-3207
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