Originally Posted by wjv
The made for TV movies:
Testament, Threads, and The Day After
Just realized that all three were made in 1983-1984.
And who was President at that time?
And I remember at that time, the world's media and most of Europe was CERTAIN that Ronny Ray-Gun was going to start WW-III by standing up to the Russians. . .
So what do we get? Three WW-III films about how nuclear was was going to wipe most of us out, and if you survived, you would be eating rats for dinner.
To me it looks like "scare the sheep" propaganda disguised as entertainment. . .
BTW: All three films are available on youtube. .
Honestly and I think there is some proof out there , that the Reagan Administration had some heavy control over the TV and Movie industry back in the 80's. Remember Reagan was president of the Screen actors guild before he got into politics.
Just look at these two 80's movies
Stripes - 1981 - Its was a screwball comedy about Army recruits, however for them to get access to Military equipment and locations the Army had pre approval and actually changed a lot of the original script. They wanted to make it more patroitic and pro Army recuitment.
Top Gun - 1986 - Tell me that was not a Navy recruitment movie and the Navy also had script approval. This was completely the opposite to "An Officer and a Gentlemen" which the Navy wanted no parts of.
Also Alexander Haig - Reagan's Sec of State From 80 to 82 somehow ended up as a consultant on Red Dawn in 1984
These are just the definate documented ones, but you wonder about all those Rambo, Chuck Norris, Arnold movies, if basically they re-tweaked the scripts to be pro-american and anti Soviet Union in order to get access to military equipment, advisors, and locations.
Some of it was good and bad. What 80's propanganda did was got us out of thinking every Vietnam Vet was a Baby killer, and that the Communist were nice.