Krakatit

  • 1948
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

Interesting though talky film features Hoeger as a scientist working with explosives. He comes up with a new device called Krakatit, which is equivalent to a nuclear device. The difference is that this is easier to control and thus could theoretically eliminate nuclear warfare. An interesting moral question is played with here: what is the role of the scientist...read more

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Interesting though talky film features Hoeger as a scientist working with explosives. He comes up with a new device called Krakatit, which is equivalent to a nuclear device. The difference is that this is easier to control and thus could theoretically eliminate nuclear warfare. An

interesting moral question is played with here: what is the role of the scientist when he creates something of immense and overwhelming power? The film was made as the Soviets were beginning to control Eastern Europe and only three years after Hiroshima. Vavra was a noted lecturer and experimental

filmmaker in his later days. He remade this story as CERNE SLUNCE in 1979.

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