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    films about quarantine / isolation / confinement....yet another covid-19 thread

    as most of us are confined to home for an extended period, what's your favorite movie on the theme of isolation or quarantine?

    many to choose from, but mine is probably 'moon' from 2009.



    the under-appreciated sam rockwell is great, the soundtrack is perfect, and the sets are impressive.


    the only bit that doesn't hold up is the voice of the onboard AI system. kind of gross now.

    if you haven't seen it, don't watch the trailer on youtube because it inexplicably includes an epic spoiler.

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    This was in the 'Top 100' list the other day. Stop being so bloody obvious people!


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    my wife and i re-watched it about three weeks ago.

    kind of weird how similar it was regarding the origin.

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    The first "Alien" film was a bit special (1979). Claustrophobic aboard that spacecraft, the crew being picked off by the monster. H.R. Geiger's amazing background sets really lock you into the feel of isolation in that film.

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    A film that has always stuck with me is 'The Omega Man' though it probably doesn't hold up so well today. It's definitely better than the quasi-remake 'I Am Legend' though even that isn't terrible and gets a bit of a bad wrap I reckon.

    'The Quiet Earth' is another good one if you foreigners can make sense of the Kiwi accent and for a mini-series maybe 'The Day After' though it's been an age since I saw that and can't really recall much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    A film that has always stuck with me is 'The Omega Man' though it probably doesn't hold up so well today. It's definitely better than the quasi-remake 'I Am Legend' though even that isn't terrible and gets a bit of a bad wrap I reckon.

    'The Quiet Earth' is another good one if you foreigners can make sense of the Kiwi accent and for a mini-series maybe 'The Day After' though it's been an age since I saw that and can't really recall much.
    The Last Man on Earth (1964) was the original outing with Vincent Price. You want dated?


    I'm an hour into Underwater. Not much of a plot so far but fucking hell it's claustrophobic.

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    I enjoyed The Lighthouse the other week.

    The Martian probably the best off the top of my head as a really isolated movie.

    What was that shit one about a guy getting his leg stuck in a glacier?

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    The Martian (2015)

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    ^ In yer face Monkey Boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    What was that shit one about a guy getting his leg stuck in a glacier?
    Or 127 Hours (2010) - based on a true story.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    What was that shit one about a guy getting his leg stuck in a glacier?
    127 Hours? Though that was a canyon not a glacier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ In yer face Monkey Boy
    Fucking SNAP!

    At least I included a pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    127 Hours? Though that was a canyon not a glacier.
    ^ In yer face Gym Boy

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    Fucking SNAP!

    At least I included a proper description!


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    Oh yeah, it was a canyon.

    Life of Pi was good


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    ^ Book was better.

    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post

    At least I included a proper description!
    What fekking description? Anyway, a pic is worth a thousand words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    as most of us are confined to home for an extended period, what's your favorite movie on the theme of isolation or quarantine?

    many to choose from, but mine is probably 'moon' from 2009.



    the under-appreciated sam rockwell is great, the soundtrack is perfect, and the sets are impressive.


    the only bit that doesn't hold up is the voice of the onboard AI system. kind of gross now.

    if you haven't seen it, don't watch the trailer on youtube because it inexplicably includes an epic spoiler.
    awesome movie, was on TV the other night

    British made with small budget,

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    Not seen it.

    Interested to now, thanks for the recommendation, Ray & Butter.

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    do not watch the trailer.......can't stress it enough.

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    Moon was a good movie. I shed a tear when he rang his kid.

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    a classic...


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    127 Hours? Though that was a canyon not a glacier.
    That must've been some experience, to saw off your own arm with a penknife!

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    Jeeez... Makes me queasy even just thinking about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
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    do not watch the trailer.......can't stress it enough.
    Cheers, I won't. Appears it's not on netflix so will have to have a look on TorrentDay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    That must've been some experience, to saw off your own arm with a penknife!
    speaking about spoilers....

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