I was 15 when the movie War Games came out. My father served on a fast attack nuclear submarine and we were stationed in San Diego at the time. It really didn't hit me how real nuclear war could be until I saw the movie War Games.
In other words, even though I knew the move was drama-science fiction I never gave it a second thought; at age 15 why would you outside of the science fiction/horror movie context?
For a while I was a little freaked but at the same time drew some comfort in knowing that I lived in one of the primary targets -- "A millisecond of brilliant light and we're vaporized!" said Professor Falkin.
I watched a behind the scene interview regarding the movie and all of the technical consultants remarked at how eerily real real the sets looked.
The movie "The Day After" was also an excellent docudrama! My high school history teacher recommended that we watch it (if we wanted to) and to write a short paper for extra credit.
Both of these movies are on my all time favorite list.
Movies like these are great reminders of what could have been and what could be if we're not careful.
BTW, that museum looks very cool!
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