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Title:   The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Director:   Val Guest
Year:   1961
Genre:   Science Fiction
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.26.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- The Quatermass Xperiment

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
06.26.07Alamo Downtown I wasn't really planning to see this but the thought of going downtown to see a movie NOT at the alamo on the night before it's closing just made no sense, especially when it would be a movie I've already seen (although I do like McCabe & Mrs. Miller) and the free AFS screening is a cool-lloking British sci-fi flick starring Leo McKern. So one more chance to see everyone taking pictures and soaking up the atmosphere it was. I realized I'd never been down the back stairs and took a trip to marvel at the incredible alamo graffiti covering the walls there.

anyway, I figured since this visit was largely a nostalgia trip that I'd sit roughly where I sat the first time I was there and order what I first ordered. This time they gave me a fork to eat the cheese fries with. That helped a lot.

The movie was pretty good. Nuclear testing sets the world off its axis (changing the equator) and orbit (hurtling us toward the sun and certain char-broiled death). So the movie's basically like an early 60s British version of The Day After Tomorrow without the evil wolves or friendly Mexicans to come to the rescue. It was much better than The Day After Tomorrow. But very British. Even in the worst of times, those guys had a witty comment to make. Fun Pre-apocalyptic movie.
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