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Rich Hall's Red Menace (2019)

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2019 marks the 30th year since the fall of the Berlin Wall and, ostensibly, the end of the Cold War. In light of this, Rich Hall embarks on an examination of the relationship between the West and the East, America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In his unique way, Rich looks at the propaganda, ignorance, fear and secrecy, and the natural offspring of these, paranoia, and considers how a 40-year stand-off between the superpowers brought the US and Russia to the verge of nuclear war. The documentary does not look at the Cold War from an American perspective alone. Rich Hall also delves into the psyche of those living in the Soviet Union, of those who took part in the machinations, plots and conspiracies, and of ordinary citizens who, like Rich, lived through this most tense of times.

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Hall's thesis was that the red menace was all sizzle and no steak. Rather, unprecedented US affluence produced anxiety - all those tail-finned Cadillacs and over-sized barbecues might disappear just as quickly as they had appeared.

November 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Resembling an old outlaw who'd been dragged into town tied to the back of somebody's horse, Hall cast a caustic eye over the neurotic decades after World War Two.

November 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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