Monday, August 03, 2009

Apocalypse Now

From The Road and 2012 to Colony and Day One, Apocalypse Movies and TV Shows Dominate - WSJ.com: "A flood of postapocalyptic stories is now headed toward movie theaters and TV screens: Expect to see characters fending off cannibals, picking up day-to-day survival techniques and struggling to maintain their humanity amid the ruins. Previous waves of pop-culture disaster, from the Atomic Age paranoia of “War of the Worlds” to Watergate-era flicks such as “The Towering Inferno,” have depicted calamity in stunning detail. Many of the new projects, however, actually skip the spectacle of doomsday. Instead, they’re more fixed on what goes down in the aftermath."

3 comments:

  1. Rick R.1:11 PM

    Who cares? We already have A BOY AND HIS DOG, who needs anything else?

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  2. This was a cost-cutting technique perfected by Roger Corman in THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED, which started sometime AFTER the World ended, thereby saving on costly special effects.

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  3. Jerry House8:13 PM

    Sorry, no Apocalypse Now. Apocalypse Pretty Soon, though -- December 31st this year, in fact. I just checked my kitchen calendar and that date is the end of it. (A trick I learned from the Aztecs.) So, wrap it up folks. Hug your loved ones while you can. Spit in your mother-in-law's egg salad sandwich while you can. And kids, you have less than five months to get on Crider's lawn -- you gotta make the best of the time you have left.

    I know, I know. I shoulda bought an eighteen-month calendar and given the world another six months, but this one was on sale...

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