“Special Bulletin” – A Special TV Movie that Needs a Remake

As well as re-watching Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (as I discussed in “Anyway we delivered the bomb” – Telling the Story of the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis), I have also re-watched another TV movie, “Special Bulletin” recently. I have already done one post about “Special Bulletin“, so won’t…

“Threads” – A Terrifyingly Believable Disaster Movie

As I have written about before, during the 1980s I gained an interest in nuclear weapons. I read books about them and I watched as much TV material as I could – which wasn’t a huge amount in a world of only four TV channels and no internet. Of all the programmes that I watched,…

“Special Bulletin”

When I first watched Special Bulletin (Edward Zwick, 1983) on TV back in the 1980s, never could I have imagined that one day it would become part of an academic study that I would do about 35 years later. However, that is what happened and it was one of the narratives studied for my article…