The Day After Film Analysis

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“I came here tonight and I didn 't know what to expect. I seen a lot of people hate me and I didn 't know what to feel about that so I guess I didn 't like you much none either,” a line uttered by Rocky Balboa to an audience full of Soviets after defeating the powerhouse Russian boxer, Ivan Drago. Films of the 1980’s relating to the Cold War era influenced culture in the United States more clearly than any other historical era depicted on the silver screen. It is important to know the background of the Cold War so that people better understand this long-lasting battle between two of the most powerful countries in the world at this time. Movies made during this time helped make connections between the reality and the film industry. The films …show more content…
This film was different than the others because of the public showing on national television. It highlighted the graphic and disturbing effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on a small town in Kansas (Niccum, 2003). The movie hit home for a lot of the residents of the Midwest, and made a lot realize that a nuclear war might not be that far-fetched. Why would anyone bother with a whole bunch of average American citizens living in one of the most boring parts of the United States? That is exactly the question brought to life by this …show more content…
Falcon and the Snowman tells the true story of two young Americans, Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee, who share sensitive United States documents with the Soviets. They sold over $70,000 of American secrets to the USSR, a profit that mostly went to Lee (Hartung, 1998). Boyce spent 25 years in jail, where he met his wife who helped him reduce his sentence. Lee, however, served 20 years of a life sentence. In an interview Boyce was asked how he defined freedom and his answer will make you think twice about committing a

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