Thursday, March 26, 2015
"The Bedford Incident" plays out as a fitting conclusion of sorts to an unofficial Cold War/cautionary nuclear annihilation trilogy preceded by "Dr. Strangelove" and "Fail-Safe," both released a year earlier. All films end with nightmarish visions of mushroom clouds. But "Bedford," although arguably not as memorable as the other two films, is a meritorious vessel in its own right worthy of analysis. Here's how CineVerse dissected the picture:
• The choice to use black and white is also interesting at a time when color dominated and black and white was on the decline, but appropriate, considering the documentary-like style of the movie and newsreel/news footage look the filmmakers were going for (TV viewers watching coverage of the Vietnam war on their sets were predominantly watching in black and white, too).
WHAT IS INTERESTING OR INSIGHTFUL ABOUT THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS?