Sunday, January 13, 2008

Raymond Briggs' "When the Wind Blows"

As promised from my post last month regarding author Raymond Briggs' book-turned-animated film The Snowman, here is more from Briggs, and it is another animated adaptation. When the Wind Blows is both charming and heartbreaking simultaneously, as it follows the efforts of a retired English couple to survive a nuclear holocaust according to the suggestions of the government. Such Cold War-era subject matter may seem dated--or maybe not.

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