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Film Review: The Quiet Earth (1985)
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The Quiet Earth (1985). Loosely based on the novel by Craig Harrison, and directed by Geoff Murphy. The film starts with scientist Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) waking up at a motel. Initially all seems fine, except that neither his radio or telephone are working. He leaves for work and when he stops for petrol there's no-one at the petrol station. While trying to find someone he comes across a half eaten breakfast and an empty but locked toilet. He heads into town beeping his horn, but there's no-one there. The Quiet Earth is a classic example of what can be done with a good story and production, even when the budget is low and it's 80s New Zealand. Although the story can be a bit slow it is quite atmospheric, and bizarre at times. Recommended for fans of the post-apocalyptic who don't need high production values. 4/5 (Good)
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I've seen that one. One of my favourite SF movies of all time.

I forgot to add that I did see it back in the 90s on TV, if not the late 80s. This was just a revisit. Great film!

I really liked that film

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