On the strength of his earlier work, docudrama filmmaker Peter (Punishment Park) Watkins was commissioned to make a critique about nuclear war for TV by the BBC, but Gov’t pressure got the resulting film War Game promptly banned! Released in cinemas instead, it won a 1966 Academy Award while the ban continued in the UK for 20 years! You can see why the fuss! It’s a non-stop nauseatingly graphic rendition of what could happen to England if attacked by thermonuclear weapons & a scathing condemnation of the country’s unpreparedness! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2011 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “’This could happen by 1980′ –director Peter Watkins.” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).
NOTE: If you like this original Motion Picture Purgatory artwork I have many, many more being offered as perks for sale on the crowdfunding page for my newest animated cartoon “Building 108: Barnacle Bill the Tailor”! Pick & choose from the list provided in the campaign perks description section HERE
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.