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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:26 pm    Post subject: Dystopian future movies Reply with quote

I thought it might be fun to have a list of reliably accurate dystopian future movies to enjoy. Disaster movies don't count. Some of my favourites are:

Book of Eli- Eocene style climate, nuclear fallout, cat eating
Mad Max- obviously!
Hunger Games

Any others to add?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Dystopian future movies Reply with quote

mr brightside wrote:
I thought it might be fun to have a list of reliably accurate dystopian future movies to enjoy. Disaster movies don't count. Some of my favourites are:

Book of Eli- Eocene style climate, nuclear fallout, cat eating
Mad Max- obviously!
Hunger Games

Any others to add?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Reliably accurate" to me means a scenerio I could see happening rather than one that couldn't which pretty much rules out zombie apocalypse films. That lead me along such lines as 1984 , Metropolis , and Gattaca but just in case I had a quick check and there are a few that hadn't sprung to mind and thinking back they were pretty good , the likes of Brazil and No blade of grass.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dystopian_films
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps 'City of Ember'?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lurkalot wrote:
"Reliably accurate" to me means a scenerio I could see happening rather than one that couldn't which pretty much rules out zombie apocalypse films.


Pretty much i reckon. However 'I am Legend' has some very good depictions of how nature might reclaim a city after a die-off.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Setting aside disaster movies and a quick collapse think the Handmaid's Tale is a good idea of how society will operate.

On TV I like the treatment of a world with less or damaged technology shown in Revolution (no electricity) and Jericho (EMP and fossil fuel shortages) though these are both sudden but selective collapses.

In print I go no further than Kunstler's World Made by Hand but there is a whole genre out there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Children of Men is very powerful, and hopefully not prophetic.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wot no Handmaid's Tale yet??

Lads...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember there was a film of handmaid's tale back in the 90s. It showed at one cinema in London and by the time I got there the screening was cancelled
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an American TV series. It's on Channel 4 at 9 pm on Sundays.

I daren't watch it.
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