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Apocalyptic films


  • Here are entered works on films set in a world or civilization after a catastrophic event (e.g., nuclear war, an alien invasion), sometimes also including the period immediately preceding the event. Works on apocalyptic themes in motion pictures that are not themselves apocalyptic films are entered under [Apocalypse in motion pictures.]

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  • Variants

    • Doomsday films
    • End-of-the-world films
    • Post-apocalyptic films
    • Post-apocalyptic science fiction films
    • Postapocalyptic films
    • Postapocalyptic science fiction films
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    • found: 2015025520: Race, gender, and sexuality in post-apocalyptic TV and film, 2015:CIP galley (post-apocalyptic narratives, necessarily set after the world ends and the work of rebuilding something new begins, frequently fail to imagine new experiences of race, gender and sexuality)
    • found: Lopez, D. Films by genre, c1993(subcategory under Science Fiction Film: SF Disaster Films. The two main species of SF disaster movies are the end-of-the-world films involving some catastrophic upheaval due to natural, man-made, or extraterrestrial causes and films dealing with post-holocaust situations in which remnants of Earth's population strive to make a go of it; End-of-World Films (Doomsday Films); Post-Holocaust Films (Postnuclear Films))
    • found: Post-apocalyptic TV series and shows, via WWW, Dec. 2, 2010(The Post-Apocalyptic landscape is one of the staples of blockbuster sci-fi adventure films...In movies and TV, in particular, there's a growing sub-genre of pre-apocalyptic storytelling. Generally these are stories that give us glimpses of the results of worldwide devastation and then, through the wonders of time travel, give our heroes the opportunity to prevent the oncoming devastation. In film, The Terminator is probably the best example of the genre. Then 12 Monkeys.)
    • notfound: Yee, M.M. Moving image materials: genre terms, 1988.
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on films set in a world or civilization after a catastrophic event (e.g., nuclear war, an alien invasion), sometimes also including the period immediately preceding the event. Works on apocalyptic themes in motion pictures that are not themselves apocalyptic films are entered under [Apocalypse in motion pictures.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Apocalypse in motion pictures]
  • Change Notes

    • 2015-09-04: new
    • 2015-12-02: revised
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