Found at least 250 matches for “Hiroshima: The Real History”

  • Hiroshima : The Aftermath

  • Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Jedd B

    Jedd B ★★★

    Real horror.

  • Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    wilsonconn

    wilsonconn ★★★

    Not a great film. Interesting stuff about the aftermath in the city though.

  • Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Michael Tuthill

    Michael Tuthill ★★★★

    ::sigh::

    All those post-apocalyptic movies I've seen really happened here in Japan after the bombs were dropped.

  • Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    More focus on the decision making within the Truman administration on whether or not to drop the bomb would have made this documentary more focused and substantive.

  • New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1

  • Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Rick D

    Rick D ★★★★

    A look at the 1st usage of an atomic weapon on an enemy location.

    The documentary goes into detail on why the bomb were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Could the bomb's usage have been prevented?

    Really questions the sanity of governments who civilians put their trust in.

    The doc does a good job of interviewing people on both sides.

    The atrocities inflicted on people during WWII was horrible.

    I watch this flick and pray no one would ever try and inflict this type of destruction on a people ever again, but I know better.

    Some chilling scenes.

  • Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    ristubasan

    ristubasan ★★★★½

    I thought I understood this. Watching this documentary, I understand all over again and in much more horrific detail just how shameful this was. Heartbreaking to watch. Neither nation's leaders emerge glorious, and the extensive documentation by US military personnel of the bombs' effects on the cities as well as on its people just beggars belief in its cynicism.

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Eric

    Eric ★★★★½

    The innovation of Hiroshima Mon Amour was met with both praise and bafflement when it was released in 1959. In a positive review for the New York Times, A.H. Weller reflected that it presents, “a baffling repetition of words and ideas, much like vaguely recurring dreams […]”, which reads as a criticism but actually succinctly gets to the core of the film’s remarkable power. To Alain Resnais, there is little need to segregate the real and the poetic or dreamlike,…

  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity

    Battles Without Honor and Humanity

    MacHaggoose

    MacHaggoose ★★★★½

    Might be the best title I’ve ever heard for anything in any medium. It’s important to know that the characters and events depicted are based on real news reports, because the audacity of some of them would be tough to swallow in a work of fiction. It’s an interesting snapshot of history too, covering Hiroshima from the end of WW2 to the 1954. I would recommend this to anyone who likes gangster movies.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    Alastair Hendry

    Alastair Hendry ★★★★

    The original Godzilla is a movie that is every bit a movie of it's time. You can't understand this movies significance without appreciating the very real horrors that the Japanese suffered during the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Godzilla is a metaphor for the dangers of developing lethal weapons capable of destruction on a massive scale. As Godzilla stomps through Tokyo, the sea of fire and the flattened buildings are strong reminder of a very real disaster.

    Of…

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Andreas Mortensen

    Andreas Mortensen ★★★½

    Hiroshima Mon Amour is about the inescapable past of two lovers, set to a backdrop of the inescapable history of Hiroshima. The city and culture moved on and thrives but can never be rid of the terrors of war. 

    The opening is the best. It suggests that maybe you can never really know even when you see. There is no experience like the memory. You can see Hiroshima, but could you ever know?

    Noble and interesting, but not engaging enough to…

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Morgan_Lightle

    Morgan_Lightle ★★★★★

    It's hard to pull my thoughts together on Hiroshima Mon Amour, because this movie destroyed me.

    I guess I'll start with the technical stuff on how Hiroshima Mon Amour is a stunning movie. Seeing Hiroshima Mon Amour sixty years after its release is like discovering a rosetta stone. Hiroshima Mon Amour is the foundation for countless movies, specifically wandering existential romances like The Before Trilogy and In the Mood for Love. More importantly, Hiroshima Mon Amour basically invented a type…

  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima

    Alex

    Alex ★★★★½

    Rarely does docudramas seem to be entertaining or very well done, but Hiroshima is that rare type of film, miniseries docudrama that manages to be both entertaining and well constructed. Retelling the story of the Hiroshima bombing, from the start of the development to the bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the film is a captivating, insightful look at this part of history. Not only did the Atom bomb usher in the end of the Second World War, but it…

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Treble

    Treble ★★★½

    I can't conceive of how horrific it must be to live through the various terrors of war, although I have to admit, watching a lot of classic cinema puts you in touch with a fair few of those feelings.

    An important thing to attempt, as a filmmaker, without doubt. Resnais takes an unusual tilt at this emotive subject in Hiroshima, Mon Amour; a story of memory, desperation and complete loss that's undoubtedly very powerful...even if there are a couple of…

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    The Pieper Review

    The Pieper Review ★★★★½

    The Pieper Review (Mini-Review/Jottings)

    - Some of the most evocative film editing ever.

    - Clearly a major influence on today's most serious filmmakers, particularly Terrence Malick.

    - The only Resnais I has seen before this is Night & Fog. His documentary chops come in handy during Hiroshima's opening sequence.

    - I fell in love with Emmanuelle Riva. Her work in this picture makes me appreciate her casting and performance in Michael Haneke's Amour (2012). Riva is officially the world's foremost forgetting…

  • Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Hiroshima : The Aftermath

    Frankco Lamerikx

    Frankco Lamerikx ★★★★

    This documentary made me realize that the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan is one of the greatest war crimes in the history of mankind. There was no need to drop it. It was only after the bomb was dropped that the narrative was constructed which led the people to believe that it was the lesser of two evils, the other evil being a full-scale invasion of Japan by allied troops that would have cost a million lives. What…

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    tammsmt

    tammsmt ★★★½

    Renais showcases an interesting use of a historical location, Hiroshima, to deliver a meditation on the intersecting point between personal and national histories. Our female lead constantly fluctuates between the trauma of her lost first love and the historical trauma of the atomic bomb, with the two traumas being connected through a common element: the spectre of World War II.

    All in all a very interesting premise which kind of falls flat in the latter half due to the overwrought…

  • The Beginning or the End

    The Beginning or the End

    Watching a lot of TCM means occasionally watching movies more out of historical curiosity than belief that the piece in question will be a genuinely good work of cinema. Such was the case when I PVRd The Beginning or the End, a film about the development of nuclear weapons and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in particular, made in 1947. I was fascinated by what an American film documenting the process so soon after (and before the Cold War could…