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Sunday, October 08, 2006


Well, this makes it some kind of weird coincidence that I watched The Day After on SciFi this afternoon.

I saw the film when it first aired and haven't since. It suffers a bit from being dated, but what's striking is how it first appears to be a typical movie-of-the-week, and then crushes every movie-of-the-week cliche. The ending is as bleak as they come. All these years after the end of the Cold War, I still found it chilling.