TITLE: THESE ARE THE DAMNED
THESE ARE THE DAMNED
DIRECTOR: Joseph Losey
An ambitious and disturbing film that has been unjustly neglected. THE DAMNED contrasts the ultra violence of a teen gang led by Oliver Reed (theme song "Black leather, black leather, smash, smash, smash..") with the cynical official violence of a government imprisoning children in a subterranean radioactive environment as they are prepared to one day inherit a shattered post-atomic world.
ATOMIC HYGIENE: Cold War Short Films
Some may have thought that it was wonderfully civic minded of the Burroughs Corporation to sponsor a film about vital records storage as a component of civil defense, but when 'Bombproof' suddenly turns into an infomercial for the microfilm industry, the company's true motive becomes quite clear.
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