Fail Safe is a 1964 Cold War thriller film directed by Sidney Lumet, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler.It portrays a fictional account of a nuclear crisis. The film features performances by actors Henry Fonda, Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau and Frank Overton. Larry Hagman, Fritz Weaver, Dana Elcar, Dom DeLuise and Sorrell Booke appeared in early film.
Fail Safe (1964) Plot. Showing all 8 items Jump to: Summaries (7) Synopsis (1) Summaries. A technical malfunction sends American planes to Moscow to deliver a nuclear attack. Can all-out war be averted? —Anonymous. A series of human and computer errors sends a squadron of American 'Vindicator' bombers to nuke Moscow. The President, in order to convince the Soviets that this is a mistake.
Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy. A technical malfunction sends American planes to Moscow to deliver a nuclear attack. Can all-out war be averted?
Fail-Safe is a nuclear-age parable of man's imperfection and self-destructiveness. The authors depict a scenario in which the military has supposedly created, with the computer technology then (in.
Fail Safe, American thriller film, released in 1964, that centres on an accidental nuclear attack during the Cold War. Director Sidney Lumet shot the black-and-white movie in a minimalist, claustrophobic, documentary style and without a musical score to heighten the tension. Fail Safe revolves.
Lumet brought several innovative camera tricks and visual effects to mainstream Hollywood with Fail Safe. These include zoom shots, freeze frames, and even negative images. The movie is entirely lacking in music. It has no background score. The director also made good use of extreme closeups. Henry Fonda's intensely worried visage fills the screen on more than one occasion and the men flying.
Fail-Safe Political Analysis. In the 1960’s, computer technology was just starting to dominate much of modern life and this new technology raised concern about whether humans had command over certain important functions like the control of nuclear weapons. The movie Fail-Safe addresses these fears by portraying a technology doomsday scenario where a malfunction by a computer causes a nuclear.
Fail-Safe Critics Consensus. Fail-Safe strikes an impressive chord with its grim, high-minded exploration of the ultimate Doomsday scenario. 93% TOMATOMETER Total Count: 27 91% Audience Score User.
In Fail-Safe, a well-known thriller from the 1960s, coauthors Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler fashion an exciting but cautionary tale of what can happen when two countries amass nuclear weapons in a continuous contest to become the mightiest military force on Earth. The novel was written in the midst of just such an astonishing situation, known as the Cold War between the United States and.
Fail Safe is an American motion picture, directed by Sidney Lumet and released in 1964. It stars Henry Fonda as the United States president, Dan O’Herlihy as US Air Force General Black and Walter Matthau as Professor Groetschele. The film’s script was based on a novel of the same name that was published immediately after the Cuban missile crisis.
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Based on the novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler, Fail-Safe is set for the most part at Strategic Air Command headquarters, where a misguided transmission sends a squadron of bombers hurtling towards Russia, fully prepared to drop their atomic weaponry on Moscow. Air Force commander Frank Overton desperately tries to establish radio contact with the bombers, but once the pilots have.
FAIL SAFE takes place in four different settings: (a) Strategic Air Command (SAC) in Omaha, (b) the White House, (c) the Pentagon conference room, and (d) a B-52 cockpit. Air Force Colonel Jack Grady and his crew are about to board their plane that'll soon be performing routine Arctic reconnaissance flights. Thousands of miles away as a D.C. dinner party winds down, right wing political.
Fail-Safe explored the nuclear arms doomsday possibilities in the same year as Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove,” but Sidney Lumet’s approach though is yammering straight drama. Walter Matthau’s first party speech is surprisingly gripping and applicable with today’s times in delineating collateral damage in a thermonuclear fallout (I have no idea what the subsequent scene of him.
Eclipsed by its contemporary, Dr Strangelove, Fail Safe eschews the former's black humour and opts for a deadly serious mix of cold-war melodrama and rampant psychosis. Creeping unease builds up.
Fail-Safe is a novel which above all is a product of its time, the early 1960's, when nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was widely feared as imminent. In the story, a computer.
An accidental air attack is made on Moscow by the U.S., and all efforts are made to recall the bombers and make peace.
The novel was released on October 22, 1962, and was then adapted into a 1964 film of the same name directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda, Dan O'Herlihy, and Walter Matthau. In 2000, the novel was adapted again for a televised play, broadcast live in black and white on CBS. All three works have the same theme, accidental nuclear war, with the same plot. Fail-Safe was purported to be.
Fail-Safe, written by Walter Bernstein from the novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler, directed by Sidney Lumet, 1964, 110 min. Fail-Safe has always existed in the shadow of Dr. Strangelove. The similarities between the two films caused a deal of legal flap at the time, because the basic plots are indeed copies of each other (to put it diplomatically). Dr. Strangelove caused more of an.