Atomic Cafe

Hi and welcome to our blog, specifically dedicated to the 1982 American documentary "The Atomic Cafe". Feel free to look through our blog in any way you like; but be sure not to leave out the atomic jukebox at the right sidebar...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Atomic Bomb in Iraq

Hi folks ! when we hear about atomic bomb we only reference it to what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki , we cannot imagine another bomb dropped anywhere in any parts of the planet. Perhaps it might be really shocking for you ,yes ! atomic bomb was recently used in Iraq by the occupied American forces . This is really disturbing !!!

there are 3 episodes to it !! please dont miss this out !

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The usefulness of "Duck & Cover"

(Video retrieved from Youtube.)

The above is the original American civil defence video made in 1951 in response to the first nuclear tests carried out by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. During the period of nuclear scare, this video was shown in schools religiously all over the country and every school kid was taught to practise the "duck and cover" drill so as to be prepared, should a real atomic bomb attack take place.

In "The Atomic Cafe", parts of this video was edited into the film sequence in such a way that the usefulness and relevance of the drill becomes highly questionable. In fact, "duck and cover" was repeated so many times (01:04:30~01:05:00) in the 30-second sequence that it starts to make the drill look slightly absurd. If an atomic bomb with 40 megatons of nuclear energy were land on you, how would ducking and covering your head with your bare hands help you in any way?

"The Atomic Cafe" is laced thoroughly with satirical tones and what makes us laugh is the constant jab at the logic (or lack thereof) behind American politicians' actions and decisions during the atomic bomb scare, such as the "duck and cover" drill that kids in the U.S. still go through at school even in the present day (though for other purposes, such as earthquakes).

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scar of memory- breif history of the CoLD WAR and the Nuclear weapon

I start with a game trailer also about the Cold War a nuclear weapon that named Metal Gear Solider Peace Walker. It shows the other kind of situation that maybe comes true in the Cold war period.

Cold War now becoming the past history in our life’s it just appear the book in the book, in film in the game. Some scholar tries learning something from it and most us try to have fun and entertain in that mystery period. Even when open the Metal Gear Solider, we just want have fun but not as the producer Kojima said he want make people to think more about that terrible period want people to remember of the desertion of the nuclear Weapon to remember how important of the peace, but we try to forget the point and focus on the game. Just as I saw the film Atomic Cafe first time it is kind of comedy for me that found the people is so ridiculous to do like that but when I start to focus on the fear of people in that period. So I want focus more about the backe ground and the history about the film--The COLD WAR

Cold War (Russian: Холоднаявойна, Kholodnaya voyna, 1947 to 1991) is a political conflict, military tensions, proxy war, the economy continued to state competition after the existing World War II (1939-1945), mainly in the Soviet Union and its satellites, and the power of the Western world, especially the United States. Although the school has never participated in direct military conflict, they said, by the military alliance's strategic deployment of conventional forces, widely regarded as assistance to vulnerable groups, proxy wars, espionage, propaganda, conventional and nuclear arms race, and calls upon States to neutral countries in conflict In sports competition, and technology such as the space race competition.

Despite being allies of the Axis powers, the Soviet Union and the United States do not agree on political philosophy and post-war world, and occupy the majority of European countries. The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to create its East European countries occupied by the Group, merger of satellites, some of them later with the Warsaw Pact (1955-1991) as an integrated part of the Soviet Socialist Republic and maintenance. United States and its allies used as the main strategy to contain communism, the establishment of alliances such as NATO to achieve that goal.

US-funded Marshall Plan to practice more rapid recovery of postwar Europe, and not let the majority of the members of the Soviet Eastern bloc. In other regions, Latin America and Southeast Asia, to assist and help establish a communist revolution, some Western countries and their regional allies against the Soviet Union, some of them try to roll back, with mixed results. With NATO and the Warsaw Treaty Organization and other countries formed the Non-Aligned Movement.

The characteristics of the Cold War and the relatively calm period of high international tension - the Berlin blockade (1948-1949), the Korean War (1950-1953), 1961 Berlin crisis, Vietnam War (1959-1975), the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979-1989), and Archer in November 1983 to 83 NATO exercise. The two sides tried to ease political tensions ease and prevent direct military attack, this is likely to ensure that they have mutual assured destruction of nuclear weapons.

80 years in the 20th century, in the Reagan Doctrine, the Soviet Union, the United States increased its diplomatic, military and economic pressure, at this time, the state is already suffering from economic stagnation. In the late 80s, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's liberal reforms, the implementation of reforms ("reconstruction", "restructuring", 1987) and openness ("open", ca. 1985). After the Cold War, the Soviet Union in 1991, the remaining major military power the United States and the Soviet Union's nuclear arsenal, Russia has the most. Cold War and its events have a major impact on the world today, it is commonly referred to as popular culture.

Welcome to "the atomic cafe" movie study blog

A group of student in atomic bomb class is doing their research in a movie "the atomic cafe", which was released in the year 1982. The result is the development of this blog.
As the part of the project and with the aim of sharing the ideas what we had learnt from the movie and what one need to learn from this movie.
This project is made possible with the help of professor Joseph PROGLER.
We would like to welcome all the viewers and are expecting comments.