White House Meddling in the First Film About The Atomic Bomb
Friday, August 13, 2010
Despite Hollywood's appetite for drama, it has almost never depicted one particularly epochal moment in U.S. history: the dropping of the atomic bomb. Nation magazine contributor Greg Mitchell explains how the first film about the bomb, in 1947, set the template. It's cautionary tone was revised and peppered with mistruths by the White House and the Pentagon.