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#279404 - 02/07/16 12:59 AM Post-Apoc Film Find (1959)
Dagny Offline
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I've been a devotee of post-apocalyptic films for several years but until perusing streaming options on Amazon today I had never heard of this 1959 film starring Harry Belafonte and Mel Ferrer. It's set in New York City and was filmed in Manhattan. Some impressive scenes and cinematography. And some implausibilities but it is 1950s Hollywood...

Highly recommend if you, too, are a fan of post-apocalyptic genre. That it is black-and-white and circa-1950s is for me a bonus.

http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Flesh-Devil-Remaster/dp/B004H0M32M

Amazon is streaming a remastered version and it is excellent quality.


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#279410 - 02/07/16 05:29 PM Re: Post-Apoc Film Find (1959) [Re: Dagny]
Alex Offline
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Good find. Placed it into the dedicated thread (yet to watch it tonight).

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#279419 - 02/08/16 03:52 PM Re: Post-Apoc Film Find (1959) [Re: Dagny]
Bingley Offline
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Mel Ferrer? I'd love to see a post-apocalyptic film with Mel Brooks!

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#279423 - 02/08/16 08:46 PM Re: Post-Apoc Film Find (1959) [Re: Bingley]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bingley
I'd love to see a post-apocalyptic film with Mel Brooks!

The only post apocalyptic comedy I know of is Trigun.

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#279440 - 02/09/16 05:33 PM Re: Post-Apoc Film Find (1959) [Re: Dagny]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Jeanette Isabelle wrote
> The only post apocalyptic comedy I know of is Trigun.

There's 'The Bed Sitting Room' and of course there's 'causing the apocalypse' films:

'Dr Strangelove'

'Whoops Apocalypse' (the tv series is a lot better than the film. https://youtu.be/aEJ9Is5sZUw

I'll be amazed if there aren't more.


qjs

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#279510 - 02/14/16 12:33 AM Re: Post-Apoc Film Find (1959) [Re: Dagny]
ki4buc Offline
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Registered: 11/10/03
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The Horn & Hardart Automat shown 20 - 30 minutes into the movie (The World, The Flesh and the devil) was located at 236 5th Avenue, New York, NY.

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#279511 - 02/14/16 08:09 AM Re: Post-Apoc Film Find (1959) [Re: Dagny]
Alex Offline
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Just watched Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. TOTALLY BLASTED! The absolute masterpiece! laugh

The 1959 one looked to me more like on the racial segregation mentality in the US subject.

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#279533 - 02/16/16 02:31 AM Re: Post-Apoc Film Find (1959) [Re: Alex]
acropolis5 Offline
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Registered: 06/18/06
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Don't forget the classic post nuclear apocalypse film, " On The Beach".


Edited by acropolis5 (02/16/16 02:31 AM)

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#279535 - 02/16/16 04:34 AM Re: Post-Apoc Film Find (1959) [Re: acropolis5]
hikermor Offline
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Any film with Ava Gardner is unforgettable....That aside, it is indeed a very good flick.
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#279568 - 02/18/16 08:17 AM Re: Post-Apoc Film Find (1959) [Re: Dagny]
quick_joey_small Offline
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There's that towering achievment of film culture that no serious student of the cinematic art should ignore:

Strippers versus Zombies.

qjs

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