Published On: Thu, Oct 15th, 2015

‘Bridge of Spies’: How Steven Spielberg’s film is different from other Cold War movies

'Bridge' stars Tom Hanks as James Donovan, a lawyer who becomes involved in the Cold War. The film is the newest movie by Spielberg to depict a period in world history.

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Steven Spielberg’s newest film, “Bridge of Spies, ” centers on James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a lawyer who becomes involved in a prisoner exchange with Rudolf Abel, a spy for the Soviet Union, being exchanged for American pilot Francis Gary Powers.

“Bridge” is set mostly in the 1950s, when the Cold War between the Americans and the Soviets was heating up — and the East Germans, filled with grievance toward the United States and disgust for the Russians. Days when a global nuclear war seemed more likely than not.

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