Friday, June 03, 2011



Wikipedia: "Threads is a British television drama produced by the BBC in 1984. Written by Barry Hines and directed by Mick Jackson, it is a documentary-style account of a nuclear war and its effects on the city of Sheffield in northern England."

When the first nuclear weapon goes off there's panic in the streets and the camera zooms in on one particular woman. Her name is Anne Sellors, and this is her entire filmography at IMDB:

Here's her moment in the sun:

By the way, Threads was a TV movie made almost thirty years ago but is still probably the most hard hitting presentation of nuclear exchange and the aftermath ever put to film. You can see it here. Highly recommended.

The Wilhelm Scream

In 1951 a picture called "Distant Drums" directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Gary Cooper was made. In the flick a fellow named Wilhelm takes an Indian's arrow and a sound effect scream was later added.

Being a stock sound effect the scream was later added to a number of movies, so much so that it's become a cult favorite that directors like Tarentino and Spielberg go out of their way to use. It's probably true that billions of people have heard the scream.


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