Talk:The Day the Earth Caught Fire

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Bells ringing at end[edit]

I always thought that meant the world was about to fry? Doesn't someone say at some point that the bells will ring if the explosions fail?

The bells are not in the original film. They were added to the American issue by the distributors. The original film was left absolutely ambiguous.Royalcourtier (talk) 05:27, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 19:47, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Dystopia versus Disaster[edit]

Can someone please tell me why this is labeled as a dystopian science fiction movie rather than a disaster science fiction movie? The entire focus of the movie is towards the various natural disasters, etc., that plague the world after the nuclear bomb testing (and let's not forget the overall threat of the world burning up as the planet gets closer to the Sun). The dystopia doesn't really show up until the government starts to ration the water, no? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 1337pino (talkcontribs) 03:42, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Antarctic no-no[edit]

The movie posits that simultaneous nuclear tests occurred at opposite ends of the Earth. The Soviet test makes sense, taking place in Soviet territory (perhaps up near where the Tsar Bomba was detonated). However, the American test took place in Antarctica, which was prohibited the year before by the new Antarctic Treaty which disallows weapons testing.GBC (talk) 04:58, 1 March 2015 (UTC)