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Name 3 best prep/surv/post apocalyptic movie/novels (honorable mentions allowed)

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Lord Bear, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Lord Bear

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    Re: Name 3 best prep/surv/post apocalyptic movie/novels (honorable mentions allo

    Agree 100%! Loopy connection but (that's just how my mind works) Monty Python's "Life of Brian" was another eye-opener for me as well.
     
  2. Urban Hermit

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    Books. S.M. Stirling 'Dies the fire' the whole series actually
    Gordon R. Dickson 'Wolf and Iron'


    Survival Movies: 'The Edge' w/Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin
    'Jeremiah Johnson' w/ Robert Redford, Will Geer,
    'Flight of the Phoenix' w/Jimmy Stewart, Richard Attenborough

    Honorable Mention: 'Surviving the Game' w/Rutger Hauer, Ice T, Charles S. Dutton, Gary Busey, John C. McGinley...etc. (more of an action movie..but close on the theme.)

    Post Apocalyptic Movies: 'Blood of Heroes' w/Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Vincent D'onofrio
    'Road Warrior' w/....oh hell, everyone knows who's in it.
    'Omega Man' w/Charlton Heston (was anyone else jealous of his fortified house?!)
     
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    Best books IMO are

    1) Swan Song

    2) Day by Day Armaggeddon (Can't wait till the sequel comes out) ;D

    3) I am Legend
     
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    1. I Am Legend
    2. 2012
    3. The Day after Tomorrow

    not in any certain order :shrug:
     
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    The movie is definitely worth watching if you haven't seen it already. IMO it is one of the better movie adaptations of a good book out there. It helps that it was a TV miniseries, so they were able to have it run 6 hours long, instead of trying to cram everything into a 2-hour movie. I first read the book in high school more than 20 years ago, and have read both the abridged and unabridged versions of The Stand many times since. I've also seen the movie version at least 6 or 8 times, my wife and I both really enjoy it and try to watch it every year or two.
     
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    I second the second Mad Max film, beyond thunderdome. Very few people like this one but it's so out there.
    My list comes of as pretty B movie-ish but whatever.

    Post apocalyptic:

    Cherry 2000
    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    Survival:

    Seraphim Falls
     
  7. Lord Bear

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    Re: Name 3 best prep/surv/post apocalyptic movie/novels (honorable mentions allo

    For me only the first three books of the "Dies the Fire" series "FELT" like a post apocalyptic survival story. (I mean ca'mon! When one of the scouting party accompanying Juniper shouts "Night of the freaking living dead!" as they almost get swamped by cannibals JUST BEFORE getting saved by the Lord Bear's scouting party is a moment to be savored forever.) The next three (so far) seem more like a SF/Fantasy progression building on the foundations set forth from the first three. Have no doubts, the next three contain many insights and pointers for the prep/surv crowd! It's just that Lord Bear is just freakin' (grammar filters so sorry but BADBUM just doesn't cut it) HARDASS!
    "Wolf and Iron" (no cannibals here) along with "Lucifer's Hammer" (cannibals here) were my favorites before S. M. Stirling came along with his post-apocalyptic adventure series. And of course everything Robert A Heinlein and E E Doc Smith wrote.
     
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    No post-apocalyptic/survival video games? Well, I guess there aren't many of those but I'd have to mention Fallout 3, Gears of War, and Resistance 2.
     
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    Novels:

    The Dying Earth, by Jack Vance
    The Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart

    Song: "Wooden Ships" (Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young):

    "Well, I can see by your clothes, my friend
    That you're from the other side.
    There's just one thing I have to know.
    Can you tell me, please,
    Who won?"

    But I'm partial to the version done by Jefferson Airplane
    (I think they were Jefferson Starship by then). I think it
    was on the album "Blows Against the Empire."

    Best post-apocalyptic rehearsal for children:

    "Duck and Cover Drill" (anyone who went to school in the
    1950s or early 1960s will remember this. It was actually quite
    terrifying. As if hiding under your desk would stop radiation
    from a thermonuclear bomb. )

    Best chilling film predicting atomic apocolypse:

    "Koyanisqaatsi" with music by Philip Glass

    Best apocalyptic technocratic dictatorship society series:

    "Blake's 7" (BBC TV's 1980s series)

    ...seems to me I've seen this thread under different guises before...
     
  10. Lord Bear

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    I remember "Duck and Cover" including the film they showed to both illustrate and drive home the point from my elementary school days. (On my cable service they still show that film every now and then under the "Something Weird" section. This section also shows other "instructional" and goofy videos from the good 'ol days. They really are a hoot. Such innocence!)
    That film certainly qualifies as a survival movie favorite although not for its intended purpose! :lolhammer: