A man looks up to an airplane flying overhead in the sky, while another man works on an aircraft. | Still from a preview of "Blue Sky Metropolis"

The Big Chill

The Cold War and Pentagon dollars fuels the explosive growth of modern Los Angeles and creates the military-industrial-complex. Entire suburbs are built in record time to house defense industry workers, but covenants restrict non-white races from living there. Fear of nuclear annihilation spawns a new genre for Hollywood as 'science fiction' movies become a box office goldmine.

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