I was watching my step daughter’s history documentary list for school and one of the last videos supposedly documents the Cold War. Then it hit me. Both she and her younger sister have no idea what living during the cold was like. In fact, my ten year old even asked” “Why would anyone have an iron curtain?”
So our next tribute (which as you know is always three movies) is dedicated to films representing or otherwise try to capture the tension of the cold war. Our first film, Ice Station Zebra (1968) is a classic staring (among others) Rock Hudson, Earnest Borgnine and Jim Brown. One little known fact about this movie is that one of my hero’s (before he went off the deep end) the great pilot Howard Hughes was said to have watched the film on a continuous loop over 150 times in one sitting.
Our second movie in The Cold War tribute is The Spy Who Came in Out of the Cold (1965) starring Richard Burton and is about a British Spy who is stuck in East Germany,
The third and final tribute to the Cold War is The Hunt For Red October (1990) starring Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Fred Thompson, James Earl Jones and Sam Neill. The formidable cast in the film makes it a great movie to watch and is even relatively clean for the kids.
So there you have it. Our tribute to the Cold War—watch for the pending reviews.