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I just watched this for the first time. Does this still happen? What would have happened to Karen Silkwood if she was really internally contaminated? Are we all contaminated? I'm scared.

by Anonymousreply 3811/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 105/24/2013

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by Anonymousreply 205/24/2013

I love it when people are like, "God, I need to go home and take a Silkwood shower after that."

by Anonymousreply 305/24/2013

Kurt Russell was so hot in this film.

by Anonymousreply 405/24/2013

This must still happen. We still make plutonium right?

by Anonymousreply 505/24/2013

R5, there's a very high rate of lung and other cancers among uranium miners. The problems only begin there. Some Indian tribes have fought to keep the uranium industry off tribal lands because of the human destruction involved.

People who make the most money off the nuclear industry would like for us to believe it's the cleanest form of energy available. That's absolutely untrue. Their attitude seems to be so a few Indians die. Who cares? We want our nuclear power plants.

Ironically, New Mexico is known for both uranium and sunshine but there's less profit to be made in either solar or wind energy.

by Anonymousreply 605/24/2013

I loved this movie. Sad, but really nice acting from Meryl and Cher.

by Anonymousreply 705/24/2013

Google "Rocky Flats" in Colorado. It's still "hot" there regardless of what the politicos say.

by Anonymousreply 805/24/2013

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE'S THE MERYL LOON??????

by Anonymousreply 905/24/2013

How do they decontaminate plutonium? Isn't it essentially there forever?

by Anonymousreply 1005/24/2013

Chelation therapy, which is helpful for removing heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury from the body, also works to some extent for plutonium, R10.

by Anonymousreply 1105/24/2013

Norma Rae > Silkwood > Ellen Brockovich > North Country

Actually Silkwood probably is best but I just loved Sally. I love youtubing the shower scene which is always fun, but now I can imagine the stanky Goop being made to have one.

by Anonymousreply 1205/24/2013

"They're making my daughter die next to a colored person!" - the racist character played by Miss Sudie Bond, who also co-starred with Cher on Broadway and in the movie "Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean." "Silkwood" is a co-write by Nora Ephron. Meryl sings a soulful "Amazing Grace" at the end. She & Cher really bonded during this film, they went to the local multiplex daily and saw a movie together.

by Anonymousreply 1305/24/2013

Russell was some kind of eye candy.

by Anonymousreply 1405/24/2013

Pauline Kael remarked that she thought Debra Winger would've been better as Karen, using the scene where she strides cockily into the lunchroom, snags a co-workers sandwich and brazenly bites into it. According to Kael: "Winger would have made you feel Karen's hunger."

by Anonymousreply 1505/24/2013

I think she deliberately ingested the plutonium.

by Anonymousreply 1605/24/2013

Pauline Kael was a moron with horrible taste in movies.

by Anonymousreply 1705/24/2013

[quote]they went to the local multiplex daily and saw a movie together.

Uh, wouldn't you quickly run out of movies to see at a multiplex in 1980s Oklahoma or wherever they filmed?

by Anonymousreply 1805/24/2013

Pauline Kael was an old contrarian cunt, who would say things just to stir up shit.

She lived for Lesbian Drama.

by Anonymousreply 1905/24/2013

Ingesting a small amount of plutonium will not kill you.

by Anonymousreply 2005/24/2013

Every part of America, it's government and it's corporations are corrupt. In fact, there are so many ignorant and stupid people making decisions...I'm surprised our country can run it's self at all. It is being run into the ground by Republicans, we can be sure of that.

by Anonymousreply 2105/24/2013

I love the scene of Cher and Meryl on the porch swing.

by Anonymousreply 2205/24/2013

Did this movie make Chaz gay?

by Anonymousreply 2305/24/2013

I love the threesome scene with Kurt, Meryl and Cher. Hot!

by Anonymousreply 2405/24/2013

Pauline Kael liked the jews.

by Anonymousreply 2505/24/2013

[quote]character played by Miss Sudie Bond

My favorite line of hers is "This here is my bag wig. It ain't human hair 'er nuthin'!"

My best friend and I still greet each other with a line from the movie and have for nearly 30 years. It's Diana Scarwid's first line, "Well HI there!".

by Anonymousreply 2605/25/2013

Whenever I see the janitor lady at work I think here comes Dolly Trashbags.

by Anonymousreply 2705/25/2013

Craig T Nelson was so wonderfully creepy in this movie.

by Anonymousreply 2806/11/2013

Its the perfect eSSENTial!!!

by Anonymousreply 2911/03/2013

Cher wasn't allowed to wear any make-up on film.

Gee I wonder why?

by Anonymousreply 3011/03/2013

btw Meryl stole the part from Jane Fonda.

The thanks Fonda gets for giving Meryl her first movie role, and Meryl stabs Jane in the back by stealing Silkwood from her.

by Anonymousreply 3111/03/2013

actually "Stardust Memories" was her first film

by Anonymousreply 3211/03/2013

Is Meryl laughing at that dirty joke the hammiest scene in the history of the movies?

by Anonymousreply 3311/03/2013

Great movie; great cast!

by Anonymousreply 3411/03/2013

Fonda had just starred in The China Syndrome. It would have been ridiculous of cast her in Silkwood.

by Anonymousreply 3511/03/2013

Chaz admitted to having an earlier lesbian crush on Meryl during the filming of this movie.

by Anonymousreply 3611/03/2013

How true to the real story was the film?

by Anonymousreply 3711/03/2013


Meryl is not in "Stardust Memories" which was made years after "Julia" in any case.

Of course, I doubt Fonda did the casting.

by Anonymousreply 3811/03/2013
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