The cuban missile crisis, also known as the october crisis of 1962 (spanish castilian: link=no|crisis de octubre), the caribbean crisis, or the missile scare, was a 13-day (october 16-28, 1962) confrontation between the united states and the soviet union concerning american ballistic missile deployment in italy and turkey with consequent soviet ballistic missile deployment in cuba. The cuban missile crisis, also known as the october crisis (spanish: crisis de octubre), the caribbean crisis (russian: карибский кризис, tr karibskiy krizis), or the missile scare, was a 13-day (october 16-28, 1962) confrontation between the united states and the soviet union over soviet ballistic missiles deployed in cuba. The missiles of november, december, january, february the problem of acceptable risk in the cuban missile crisis settlement coleman, david g. The missiles of october, 1974 tv docudrama about the crisis the world next door , 1990 novel by brad ferguson, set in this period quantum leap , 1991 tv show, (season 3 episode, nuclear family - october 26, 1962), sam must deal with the panic associated with the cuban missile crisis as a florida fallout shelter salesman.
The film thirteen days, a hollywood account of the cuban missile crisis, purports to take audiences behind the scenes at the white house during the tense and critical period when nuclear war between the united states and the soviet union seemed not only possible but likely. From the paper: the important technical factor that makes cruise missiles soar over rocket-powered missiles is that, as it breathes air, it does not have to carry an oxidizer and thus its range is considerably longer compared to a rocket powered missile of equal weight. 1974's the missiles of october is a powerfully acted and still compelling tv docudrama of the cuban missile crisis of 1962, as the united states and soviet union came perilously clsoe to war over the placement of nuclear missiles in cuba. Películas y series de tv.
The television docudrama the missiles of october (1974) a was based largely on robert f kennedy's book thirteen days: a memoir of the cuban missile crisis (1971)2 with the publication in 1997 of the kennedy tapes: inside the white houseduring the cuban missile crisis, edited by ernest r may and philip d zelikow, previous accounts have. Missiles of october recounts the events surrounding the cuban missile crisis of october 1962 when the united states and the soviet union for the first-and last-time teetered on the brink of nuclear war. The missiles of october: a case study of television docudrama and modern memory journal of popular film and television 174 (1988): 164-72 considers issues of historical accuracy, and the contribution to the genre of the 1974 docudrama on the cuban missile crisis.
Nonetheless, overall, i think that the missiles of october gives a more accurate portrayal of the key figures in the cuban missile crisis than thirteen days and the events portrayed in the missiles of october are as historically accurate as was possible at the time this film was made. Thirteen days is a 2000 american historical political thriller film directed by roger donaldsonit dramatizes the cuban missile crisis of 1962, seen from the perspective of the us political leadership. The missiles of october is a 1974 docudrama made-for-television play about the cuban missile crisisthe title evokes the book the guns of august by barbara tuchman about the missteps amongst the great powers and the failed chances to give an opponent a graceful way out, which led to the first world war. Essence of victory: winning and losing international crises 373 during the crisis, kennedy successfully framed the issue as being solely a matter of the status of the soviet missiles and almost entirely avoided the issue of castro's survival, whose removal had previously so preoccupied the administration.
Left, a secret map used by the kennedy administration during the cuban missile crisis right, fidel castro and nikita khrushchev at the united nations in 1960. On october 27, 1962, at the peak of the cuban missile crisis, with strategic air command at defcon 2 and soviet nuclear weapons in ﬁring position 15 miles from guantánamo bay, an american u-2 spy plane blundered deep into russian airspace. William devane, the missiles of october (1974) devane (knots landing, 24) portrayed jfk in this made-for-tv offering, which depicted the drama in the 1962 white house while the president's administration decided the best course of action during the cuban missile crisis. The missiles of october, about the cuban missile crisis, which almost plunged the us and the soviet union--and the world--into nuclear war in 1963, was also critically acclaimed. This interesting film widely develops the cuban missile crisis that was a confrontation between the soviet union, cuba and the united states in october 1962, during the cold war the picture is packed with suspense , drama , historical deeds and is quite entertaining.
The cuban missile crisis, also known as the october crisis (spanish: crisis de octubre), the caribbean crisis (russian: карибский кризис, tr karibskij krizis), or the missile scare, was a 13-day (october 16-28, 1962) confrontation between the united states and the soviet union concerning american ballistic missile deployment. The missiles of october (1974) and the cuban missile crisis: factual accuracy and the docudrama this paper shall examine the discrepancies between the events portrayed in the film the missiles of october (1974) and the historical events of the cuban missile crisis as they have been documented from transcripts and recordings made in the.
''dc 9/11'' would like to be the sept 11 version of ''the missiles of october,'' an acclaimed 1974 made-for-tv movie about the cuban missile crisis that starred william devane as president john f.