Description: 1950's NUCLEAR HYSTERIA DEFENSE FILM DEPICTING ATOMIC BOMB TESTS IN DESERT & MONITORING THE DEGREE OF FALLOUT AFTERWARDS; DX Pan-l WS across barren Nevada Desert landscape puffy clouds in sky to FS tall watch tower against huge, white, puffy cloud; DX WS desert. FS small, square, adobe shed w/ pan-r to obliterated sheds next to it. CU thru hole in brick house looking to desert ; DX WS 1 story building in desert flying American flag w/ lots of 'Fred Sanford' pickup trucks parked outside & cirrus clouds in sky; DX VAR shots rows of small bungalows in desert. MS 2 guys walk to 1 story bldg., old 50's-style cars are parked out front; INT bldg, WS 3 guys sitting at table looking at papers, 2 of them simultaneously put cigar, pipe in their mouth (pretty funny); DX pan-r as 50's-style cars pull up to military checkpoint kiosk in desert. MS Office of Civil Defense iron van passes thru ; DX pan-r WS as single-prop plane moves down desert runway. FS plane taxiing in; INT classroom, VAR shots guys w/ same haircut listening to old guy by blackboard. WS 'Milo' goes to 16MM projector & rolls film ; INT same, MS old guy sitting on desk pops cigarette in mouth as film rolls (if the radiation didn't kill him, lung cancer did) ; ANIMATED EARTH (with the good ol' USA facing us, of course) w/ z-in to top of earth & CARTOON of guy on bench reading in cafe (?!?) ; CARTOON shirtless boy on beach fishing (these cartoons look like Monet paintings). CARTOON of guy going up on ski-lift ; VAR CARTOONS people getting X-rays (dental, chest). INT classroom, teacher talking (looks like Francisco Franco) w/ students in BG ; CARTOON of city being leveled by nuclear flash. INT class, WS teacher talking about radiation (student in BG lights up cigarette!) ; CARTOON debris flying into air, fallout. CARTOON detailing 3 types of fallout: Close-in, Intermediate, & Delayed on US coastline; CARTOON of Earth rotating w/ radiation particles surrounding it. INT class, WS as before, light comes on & teacher keeps yapping ; INT same, CU pen-sized ion chamber instrument in hand. CARTOON of how ion chamber works. INT class, CU yellow ion chamber in hand ; INT same, MS teacher picks up hand-held survey meter. CU guy picks up Geiger tube. CU teacher opens meter & exposes circuit box ; INT same, ECU hand turning switch on meter. CU meter gauge needle moving. CU guy opens meter & exposes ionization chamber inside ; INS same, CU guy slides open hatch on meter to expose beta window. p-out to WS classroom, guys get up tobreak for lunch! Wooo! ; DX LS military guys bunched in desert. VAR shots guys calibrating their meters. MS guy removes tube w/ tongs & puts it aside ; DX VAR shots meter reading 1.9 millirems per hour. CU 'Danger, Radiation!' sign in desert. WS guy in desert looking thru telescope ; DX VAR shots guy briefing circle of other guys in desert (points at map). VAR shots guys getting into pickups & driving away ; DX High WS 2 single-prop planes on desert runway. FS 2 guys loading plane w/ equipment. FS plane w/ pan-r to FS other plane ; DX VAR shots guys marking line in desert w/ lime (not the fruit)! CARTOON of plane flying over desert. INT cockpit, OTS pilot ; DX AERIAL WS road in desert. INT classroom, WS guys training on radio equipment. VAR shots desk guys plotting on huge map ; DX FS mobile laboratory van in desert. INT lab, VAR shots guys doing typical radiation tests (chamber w/ built-in rubber gloves) ; DX MS guy setting up thermal-gauge device in desert w/ sphere on top of it. FS huge metal neutron detector. VAR shots weird devices ; DX MS top of bldg w/ rotating antenna on roof. FS rotating antenna. FS pair of satellite dishes. INT control room, OTS guy at panel ; INT control room, WS guy at instrument panel & guy looking at huge computer w/ reel-to-reel on it (then known as a 'Gameboy') ; INT office, VAR shots bunch of guys listening to skinny guy pointing at map. OTS guy working radio equipment ; NX CU silhouette guy talking into CB. MS same standing by plane. INT room, CU James Cromwell-guy w/ RACK FOCUS to wall clock in BG ; NX WS 2 guys by plane. WS guys putting on viewing goggles. VAR shots guys waiting for blast (countdown). MS ATOMIC BLAST! ; DX WS dark atomic cloud hanging over desert. WS heavily suited guy gets out of truck w/ radiation gear. Pan-l WS plane taking off; DX AERIAL WS over desert. INT cockpit, CU hand steering plane. OTS pilot. CU 3 Geiger counters. AERIAL WS flying low over desert ; DX AIR-TO-AIR WS 'Whirly-Bird' helicopter flying against desert BG. High AIR-TO-AIR FS copter. INT copter, OTS copter pilot ; DX tilt-u low WS looking at belly of helicopter. WS plane in distance approaches camera over desert, Joshua trees in FG ; DX WS jeep creeping along desert road taken from back of moving vehicle, heavily-suited guy gets out & takes readings w/ Geiger; DX VAR suited-up guys in desert on telephone. INT office, VAR shots guys plotting fallout patterns on map; DX WS crowds walking on city street. High WS over quaint riverside town. WS farm country. MS hospital w/ nurses walking in front. Guys wearing white jumpsuits checking for radiation out in the desert ;
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