Disco and Atomic War

Thursday, October 27 th, 2016 at 00:10 am 

Disco and Atomic War – Movie Review


A documentary about the role of pop culture in the Cold War.

This is one of the cruder technology documentaries I’ve ever seen, but it’s also one of the most fascinating.  The documentary takes on the Cold War and how it really ended.  It suggests that Finland figured out a TV station and broadcast disco music, among other things, all over Europe. And that the Communist countries basically decided that they wanted to be included. Michael Moore addressed this issue in one of his documentaries.  But I appreciated the lack of snarkiness and the clever way in which this film delivers the assesment about pop culture and the 80’s war.  Not only is the topic cool, but the way the film is shot it almost gives you the feeling that it was made with archaic technology from the 50s.  I loved this documentary, I give it four and a half stars.