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Threads [1984 film] by Mick Jackson

Threads [1984 film]

by Mick Jackson

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Threads (1984)

Karen Meagher – Ruth Beckett
Reece Dinsdale – Jimmy Kemp
David Brierly – Mr. Kemp
Rita May – Mrs. Kemp
Henry Moxon – Mr. Beckett
June Broughton – Mrs. Beckett
Harry Beety – Clive Sutton

Screenplay: Barry Hines.
Director: Mick Jackson.

Colour. 112 min.


Does it say something about our species that movies like this are completely forgotten?

As cinematic depictions of nuclear holocaust go, this profoundly horrifying movie seriously rivals On the Beach (2000) as the ultimate insomnia-inducing post-apocalyptic experience. No two movies could be more different. Threads is a small-scale semi-documentary that attempts to show the aftermath of nuclear war only in so far as one bombed British city (Sheffield), or at most Britain on the whole, is concerned. Obviously small budget and lots of research went into it. Its only fault is that towards the end, when we follow in quickening pace some of the survivors for years, the script begins to disintegrate. But that’s just a quibble; like the sketchy background and progression of the war: neither is the point in this type of movie. Otherwise this is as shattering and devastating as they come. It is bold and brutal in the extreme. It shies away from nothing, not even from incinerated corpses under the ruins, graphic verbal and physical violence, pregnancy and childbirth, and even the bleak prospects of the first post-war generation. The completely unknown to me but excellent cast is supplemented by a good deal of voice-over narration, data-packed text messages, off-screen public announcers, and even some still photos that look disturbingly real. Editing and camera work are deliberately crude, but very effectively so. Dialogue is sparse and completely realistic. A most unexpected experiment to come from the director of The Bodyguard (1992), yet hauntingly successful, this is a movie that everybody must see at least once. Most likely, you wouldn’t want to repeat the experience. But you will never forget it. ( )
  Waldstein | Oct 4, 2017 |
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