The Quiet Earth (G. Murphy, 1985)

The Quiet Earth (Geoff Murphy, 1985)

A ‘last man on Earth’ post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick – yeah, I find this kind of stuff interesting. Having read Stephen King’s The Stand recently, I couldn’t help but notice the similarity between this and the middle portion of that novel. Not just the setting is similar, but also the relationships. Both take a look at the idea of what would happen if a man and a woman thought they were the only two human beings they’d ever see again, and then another more desirable ‘mate’ is later thrown into the mix. The differences in how each react are interesting, and perhaps I’ll write an essay about that some other time. ;- ) What The Quiet Earth also has going for it is its nice cinematography – a serene look at a nearly unpopulated Earth photographed in some unique places and with a keen eye for both natural and man-made beauty.  7.75/10

the quiet earth


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