Movie Trailer – “Chernobyl Diaries”
March 17, 2012
How does a real traumatic event work its way into popular culture, and become eventually digested, not just as fact, but as myth, symbol, and archetypical reference point?
We’ve seen how that works for say, WWII and the holocaust (turn on the history channel any night, or watch “Saving Private Ryan”,”Schindler’s List” and “Captain America” back to back), Vietnam (“The Deer Hunter”/”Apocalypse Now”/”Rambo: First Blood”).
For nuclear weapons and the nuclear age, you might try “Them”/”Godzilla”/”The Day the Earth Stood Still” (the original, please).
Anyway, the above is an example of the mythification by way of sci-fi of the worst nuclear accident of the age(I know. There’s another one still climbing the charts..).
Kind of reminds me of the “Afghan war meets Blair Witch” effort of a few years ago, called “The Objective”.
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