The Bomb(Movie, 2015)

| 1h 55min | Genres: Documentary, History
The BombRating: 3.3/5 (with 55 votes)
The Bomb is a 2015 American documentary film about the history of nuclear weapons, from theoretical scientific considerations at the very beginning, to their first use on August 6, 1945, to their global political implications in the present day. The two-hour PBS film was written and directed by Rushmore DeNooyer, who noted the project took a year and a half to complete, since much of the film footage and images was only recently declassified by the United States Department of Defense. According to DeNooyer, "It wouldn’t take very many bombs to really change life on Earth, ... The idea that there are thousands of them sitting around is pretty scary. I don’t think people today realize that. They don’t think about it. I don’t think they are scared. But in a way, they should be.” Mark Dawidziak, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, summarized the film as follows: "The Bomb moves swiftly to cover Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Cold War, the arms race, the Red Scare, the witch hunt, the Cuban Missile Crisis, test-ban treaties, the "Star Wars" initiative, the anti-nuke movement, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of new nuclear threats." According to historian Richard Rhodes, "The invention [of 'The Bomb'] was a millennial change in human history: for the first time, we w... ()
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About The Bomb

Using masterfully restored footage from recently declassified images, The Bomb tells a powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history. From the earliest testing stages to its use as the ultimate chess piece in global politics, the program outlines how America developed the bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. The show also includes interviews with prominent historians and government insiders, along with men and women who helped build the weapon piece by piece.

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THE BOMB | Trailer | PBS(Trailer, 0:41)

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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 5 languages: Czech (CS), German (DE), English (EN), French (FR), Portuguese (PT)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/29/2015
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Bomba která mohla zničit lidstvo"
"Bomba, která mohla zničit lidstvo"
"Bomben Som Förändrade Historien"

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