Just saw Hangmen Also Die!, a 1943 film about the Czech underground that is one of Bertolt Brecht’s only screen credits for writing (Fritz Lang directed). It actually starts out with some interesting moral ideas and questions worth discussing, but then it turns into a wildly improbably melodrama. What it actually made me ask is how come comedies and farces, like To Be Or Not To Be or The Great Dictator or Life is Beautiful, seem to be more effective or last the longest in dealing with such nightmarish situations (it’s the same way with Dr. Strangelove, which is a better movie than Failsafe).

FIVE GREAT APOCALYPTIC FILMS: It’s the end of the world as we know it

My five favorite movies revolving around the end of the world, or at least civilization as we know it.

invasion_of_the_body_snatchers_1978_movie_image_donald_sutherland_01Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)







Dawn of the Dead (1978)



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1474_5Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Five Greatest Science Fiction Films of All Times

The Five Greatest of Something: an occasional entry when I don’t have anything else to report and just want to put something on line.

The Five Greatest Science Fiction Film sof All Times

2001: A Space Odyssey

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Dr. Strangelove…