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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #120 on: March 22, 2009, 03:12:02 AM »
5AM....Twilight Zone, "The Obsolete Man". Good stuff, very 1984-ish, or Equilibrium-like. Equilibrium is also a cool story of people surviving.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #121 on: March 22, 2009, 08:05:12 AM »
Last night I watched a movie called blindness.   It involves a blindness epidemic, a few people quarantined and left to fend for themselves, one person never gets the blindness, but she can't seem to pick up the scissors fast enough  >:(

they end up getting out, into the city, to find the epidemic spread throughout.  It dealt with aspects of social breakdown & survival in an urban area. 

I might have enjoyed it a bit more if I hadn't been so busy yelling into the TV at the stupid characters!

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #122 on: April 12, 2009, 08:15:33 PM »
Just saw "Knowing: (Nicolas Cage).  It's not a "survival" movie,  but leaves you some things to think about.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #123 on: April 13, 2009, 01:26:58 PM »
Ive got a good one for you...TREMORS. (1990) with kevin bacon

here is a link to the trailer - http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2197750041/



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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #124 on: April 13, 2009, 03:07:06 PM »
Ive got a good one for you...TREMORS. (1990) with kevin bacon

here is a link to the trailer - http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2197750041/




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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #125 on: April 14, 2009, 02:16:03 AM »
Ive got a good one for you...TREMORS. (1990) with kevin bacon

here is a link to the trailer - http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2197750041/




I kid you not this is my wifes favorite movie of all time and I bet she has seen it over a hundred times. She can quote the movie word for word....lol

Found My side of the mountain on DVD, never seen it before and I liked it.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #126 on: April 14, 2009, 03:00:04 PM »
No greater movie in my opinion!   8)

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2009, 03:04:18 PM »
i use to watch this when i was a kid, and my older brother use to tease me when i went "#2"....watch out,,, or those graboids will get you......





i joke. i am not really sure where that one came from.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #128 on: April 14, 2009, 05:51:54 PM »
what about post-EMP world in Dark Angel. yeah there's some science fiction in it, but the setting is post-apocalyptic

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #129 on: April 18, 2009, 09:24:30 AM »
I don't think anyone has mentioned "The Snow Walker", a great movie, in my opinion, about how the most harshest environment provides sustenance.

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/The_Snow_Walker/70032916?trkid=496751

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #130 on: April 18, 2009, 02:43:35 PM »
I don't think anyone has mentioned "The Snow Walker", a great movie, in my opinion, about how the most harshest environment provides sustenance.

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/The_Snow_Walker/70032916?trkid=496751
The DVD special features are cool too.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #131 on: April 19, 2009, 02:38:59 AM »
just finished Red Dawn for the first time....me likey

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #132 on: April 19, 2009, 06:45:43 AM »

just finished Red Dawn for the first time....me likey


Since you just saw Red Dawn, you will like the graphic on Swanson's signature page that says "Resist.  The chair is against the wall."  I think Swanson is kidding a bit, but you'll like the reference.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #133 on: April 19, 2009, 07:05:09 AM »
!!!WOLVERINES!!!

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An absolute American classic...

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #134 on: April 19, 2009, 07:14:43 AM »
Swanson's sig is one that always makes me smile.  Very ingenious!

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« Reply #135 on: April 19, 2009, 10:18:52 AM »
I'll give you a plus 1 if you can finish the rest of Swanson's quote.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #136 on: April 19, 2009, 11:32:54 AM »
it's a long dang quote.  Worth more than +1.  See now I want to go watch Red Dawn.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #137 on: April 19, 2009, 12:03:41 PM »
I thought it was something like "John has a long mustache".

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #138 on: April 19, 2009, 12:05:40 PM »
that's certainly part of it.  ;)

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #139 on: April 19, 2009, 04:14:40 PM »
One the the best movies I've ever seen on being prepared or the lack there of is call The Trigger Effect with Elizabeth Shue.  It really does a good job showing how human nature and society kicks in during a crisis. 

There's one scene were a family that has kids tells a neighbor during a neighborhood meeting that they are entitled  to their neighbor's generator because they have kids and the genie owner doesn't.  Things go bad from there .......

Great movie

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« Reply #140 on: April 19, 2009, 04:42:28 PM »
The DVD special features are cool too.

I reviewed those special features today, never looked at them before, thanks for the tip. Just making the movie apparently was a survival adventure.

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« Reply #141 on: April 19, 2009, 07:20:23 PM »
I reviewed those special features today, never looked at them before, thanks for the tip. Just making the movie apparently was a survival adventure.

I love the polar bear scenes and the mosquito's....WOW

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« Reply #142 on: April 20, 2009, 07:46:13 PM »
Has there ever been a movie/TV special on Shackleton?

"Lord of the Flies" - I've often thought the book was an excellent depiction of the assumption of leadership in a state of anarchy, never saw the movie.


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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #143 on: April 21, 2009, 01:14:25 AM »
Not a survival movie per se, but I just re-watched "Atomic Cafe." This compilation of training films, newsreels and archival footage is amazing to watch now for several reasons. The palpable immediacy of the threat that comes through in the civil defense messages, the various government and military agencies putting a harmless spin on the consquences of nuclear detonations, and some of the shown preparations that are comical in their naivete. Check out the 2 girls with the food storage demo - priceless. Everyone was a survivalist then.

The film has a political agenda to be sure, but there is no commentary outside of the archival footage and the clips are interesting in their own right.

I first saw this movie when it came out in 1982 with my wife (then girlfriend). I was living in Berlin and the cold war was very much on. Next to Peter Kuran's excellent documentary series, this movie contains some of the most interesting collection of footage for those interested in nuclear history.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #144 on: April 24, 2009, 03:50:50 PM »
Hi my favorite survival TV was the original 3 series BBC 1970's SURVIVERS really bleak and with no background music because the BBC were really cheep but this somehow seemed appropriate,
I loved both Jeremiah and Jericho
I also liked the Postman which looked fantastic. The local TV listing mags review was a one liner it said "Kevin Costner impersonates a postman". Kind of missing the point i think
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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #145 on: April 25, 2009, 01:54:38 AM »
A movie I liked was Touching the Void. Also I just watched "A Cry in the Wild" which is a movie based off Gary Paulsen's "Hatchet". The book is much better but the movie isn't worthless. I would say it is good for a child. :P

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #146 on: April 25, 2009, 03:55:08 PM »
!!!WOLVERINES!!!

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An absolute American classic...

swanson

I read somewhere there is going to be a remake.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #147 on: April 25, 2009, 04:27:13 PM »
Yep, they are remaking Red Dawn and Robocop.  And Red Dawn is supposed to be updated to fit with a situation more like we'd see today.  Just hope they don't plug it up with happy feelings and PC bullshit to make it more friendly to wusses.  I liked the original.  A LOT.  These guys invade your home and are killing your people.  Kill them.  Simple.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #148 on: April 25, 2009, 04:34:17 PM »
These guys invade your home and are killing your people.  Kill them.  Simple.

Unless we're the ones doing the invading and killing.

My favorite part of Red Dawn (which I have not seen in several years) was the Russian guy translating for the Russian officers up in the mountains.

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Re: SURVIVAL in the MOVIES or TV
« Reply #149 on: April 26, 2009, 06:07:44 PM »
Unless we're the ones doing the invading and killing.

My favorite part of Red Dawn (which I have not seen in several years) was the Russian guy translating for the Russian officers up in the mountains.

I loved that part too....... My only thing about a remake is this.... Can u imagine the uproar when this gets made? Russian and South/Central Americans invading the US..... There is going to be some backlash about the US being xenophobic..... I can see the headlines now.