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March 19, 2018 at 10:33 am #1202515720
“Breaking the Waves” reunion! Elated over this news! HBO wants to keep its limited series/telefilm Emmy tallies intact for the near future!March 19, 2018 at 10:54 am #1202515734
Last thing I saw about that sad case was the Chernobyl Diaries movie and all I remember from that is this:
I’m glad we are getting a serious movie about it now since the only other movies I’ve seen about it have been the above mentioned film and some documentariesMarch 31, 2019 at 7:08 am #1202835111
I am a bit late to the party, but I just watched the trailer for Chernobyl. Looks fantastic and kind of gives me the creeps. They keep repeating “внимание” over and over – it means “attention” in English. I am also excited to see Jessie Buckley and Berry Keoghan in this. 2 very much rising Irish stars.
I have actually visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone in 2017. You can book a guided tour from Kiev. They show you abandoned villages, the areas around the power plant (in fact you can go right up to the reactor that exploded) and the ghost town Pripyat. It felt like I was time travelling to the Soviet Union. Fascinating stuff.March 31, 2019 at 9:50 am #1202835242
I have actually visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone in 2017. You can book a guided tour from Kiev. They show you abandoned villages, the areas around the power plant (in fact you can go right up to the reactor that exploded) and the ghost town Pripyat. It felt like I was time travelling to the Soviet Union. Fascinating stuff.
I have questions. Do they give u special suits? How long is the tour?March 31, 2019 at 10:35 am #1202835327
The tour takes a whole day. You start in the morning in Kiev, drive up to the exclusion zone and return in the evening.
At first, the exclusion zone isn’t actually deserted. People do still live at the outer edges – those who illegally returned to their old villages and workers who stay there a few weeks at a time. Other than in a few concentrated areas, the radiation levels are not very high anymore, so no special suits required.
They do give you geiger counters, so you can messure the level of radiation around you. There are special points throughout the zone – marked by those yellow radiation signs – where radiation still concentrates. One of those points was the ferris wheel in the abandoned amusement park. You can go up to them and see how the radiation spikes on your geiger counter. As long as you don’t step directly on the places marked out, it’s completely safe though.
By the end of the tour, the guides take your geiger counter and add up the radiation measured during your tour. Mine was about the same dose as one would receive from an x-ray, so going on that rour really is not dangerous at all.March 31, 2019 at 10:39 am #1202835329
That’s amazing. That’s on my list of things I dream of doingApril 9, 2019 at 4:23 am #1202845322
I re-watched the trailer and there is something I remembered: A couple of years back I read a book called Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Nobel Prize Winner Svetlana Alexievich. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the topic. It’s absolutely harrowing.
Jessie Buckley’s character Lyudmyla Ignatenko seems to be based around some of the interviews Alexievich conducted in that book.April 24, 2019 at 4:56 pm #1202865363
Jeff Sneider: “Having seen the first two episodes, I can now say with confidence: it’s amazing. You absolutely have to watch it. It’s harrowing. Plays like a horror movie. Great cast. And you can tell they spent on this thing. Can’t wait to watch the rest…”
I see that HBO has reverted from branding them “limited series”, although they cannot decide if “miniseries” is one word or two or if “5-part” needs a hyphen.April 25, 2019 at 11:55 am #1202866475This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 25, 2019 at 11:56 am #1202866482
So I guess it could actually win miniseries with these reviews and this late release date. I would very much prefer it. I don’t want Dannemora to win, which I liked and is definitely nomination-worthy, but I wouldn’t necessarily vote for it to win. So maybe Chernobyl wins Series, Dannemora wins Actress and Directing, but who wins Writing?
Maybe AVES or Sharp Obiects even? And let’s not discount When They See Us yet. And then there’s Black Mirror of course.
Oscar FYC - Lupita Nyong'o & Elisabeth Moss ("Us") - Best Actress & Supporting Actress. It must happen; otherwise the Tethered are coming.
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