Atomic fear and science fiction imagery

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Atomic fear and science fiction imagery

Postby catthom » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:26 am

There was a great exhibition at the Wisconsin Historical society that includes some great images- movie posters, book covers, photographs, games etc.
Link here (you can click on the images to enlarge)
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum/atomic/fear.asp
And, in a related note, there's a great book called Nuclear Fear, A History of Images by Spenser R. Weart that is very compelling and definitely worth a read.

Attached is the only color photograph of the Trinity test blast.
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Re: Atomic fear and science fiction imagery

Postby slaven41 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:03 pm

Reminds me of this documentary I saw once. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114728/ . This consists largely of film footage of nuclear tests. Powerful stuff.

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Re: Atomic fear and science fiction imagery

Postby catthom » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:30 pm

Yes, the original film of the test, which has been used by a myriad of other sources, was shot by Berlyn Brixner , and the color photo above (I should always acknowledge the photographer, thwacks self in head) was by Jack Aeby.
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