POST APOCALYPTIC FILMS PA For Short
Post Apocalyptic Films are an exciting, fantastic , innovative film genre that combine
elements of Science Fiction, Time Travel, Nuclear Aftermaths, Future Worlds & Warriors.
Classic PA Films that launched the genre (after the mild 1933 It’s Great To be Alive)are WORLD THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL 1959 Mel Ferrer ,Inger Stevens, Harry Belafonte
(END OF THE WORLD (USA)
THE TIME MACHINE 1960 Rod Taylor , Yvette Mimieux
In the captivating END OF THE WORLD 1959 only 3 people survive a nuclear disaster. There is a black man, a white girl & an apparent racist agitator , they must survive/exist
The All Time Classic HG Wells PA/Scifi Masterpiece TIME MACHINE 1960 with cult actor
Rod Taylor as a Victorian time traveler arriving in another world where he romances
Yvette Mimieux and helps her people the Eloi fight against oppressors The Morlocks.
The PA genre continued with more glorious PA Films like LAST MAN ON EARTH 1964 and
reached epic proportions of box office success/popularity with PLANET OF THE APES 68.
The story of a PA world dominated by apes was continued superbly in the follow up
BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES 1969 where James Franciscus fought the Chimps.
PA Films Leading exponent CHARLTON HESTON continued the cycle with OMEGA MAN 71
and the environmental PA/Scifi SOYLENT GREEN 1973.
Yul Brynner’s ULTIMATE WARRIOR 1975 was followed by PA Favourite MAD MAX 1979.
Sequels followed Mad Max 1981/1995. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a major PA Hit
with TERMINATOR 1984 and TERMINATOR 2 1991, along with his fine RUNNING MAN 87.
TWELVE MONKEYS 1995 provided a strong PA Film with Madeleine Stowe & Bruce Willis.
Italian directors of PA Films like Sergio Martino, Enzo Castellari provided exciting PA
entries starring actors like George Eastman, Fred Williamson, Harrison Muller & others.
PA Leading Ladies appearing as Warriors or Cyborg types were Deborah Rennard,
Janet Agren, Camilla Sparv, Corinne Clery, Marisa Solinas, Sandahl Bergman.
PA Films continue to be made into the 2000s as the genre remains popular & exciting.
the above is my article on Post Apocalyptic Films as promised.
If you like it please DO place it in your Grindhouse/Deuce site with my name credited
I will also tomorrow 3/3/08 update the PA Poll with more Films that deserve to be in.
I have CHECKED all the films in my poll and they are PA, but you double check if you like