Retrofuturistic Apocalypses

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Schöne neue Folge von Paleo.TV: Apocalypse.

The shiny happy futurism of the 1950s gave way to much darker predictions for humanity in the 1970s. With energy crises, fears of terrorism and skyrocketing unemployment, it's really no wonder that Americans of the 1970s were often pessimistic about the future.

Out of this dread, the apocsploitation film was born.

Movies like Future Shock and The Late Great Planet Earth served up apocalyptic visions of the American future, both secular and religious. The second episode of looks at the doomsday documentary films of this era, which strangely enough all seemed to be hosted by Orson Welles.

Die im Video kurz angesprochene Doku über Alvin Tofflers Buch „Future Shock“ mit Orson Welles aus dem Jahr 1972 hatte ich übrigens vor dreieinhalb Jahren hier komplett gepostet.

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