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Top 50 Dystopian Films

 
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RenewableCandy



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Top 50 Dystopian Films Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't agree with the ranking, but a very nice list.

I didn't know there was a film version of Death of Grass ('No Blade of Grass - 1970).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good list, there's certainly plenty of films on it I've yet to see.
Not sure about the ranking either - I wouldn't have rated "Children of Men" so highly.

Two films I'd add to my own personal list -

Threads (1984) the BBC feature-length drama about nuclear attach and its aftermath:
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Threads

and the 1998 Canadian film "Last Night" - which deserves to be better known.
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Last_Night_%281998_film%29

Itś the only film I have ever been to see twice, on two consecutive days. Clearly struck a chord Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. I had not heard of half of those, not being much of a film buff. I watched Children of Men last night. Dystopian? Looked utopian to me. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It didn't seem to have "The War Game" or "I am Legend" either (although I think it does include its predecessor).

I've only seen a few: Logan's Run, 1984, MMII, Total Recall, Soylent Green. I wouldn't mind seeing "Silent Running".
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another on the same theme: Seksmisja or Sexmission. Quite a humorous take on a world controlled by women, and very much a product of its time, early 80s Poland under Communism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexmission
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