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Doing some research. I'm looking for the names of films that were primarily character-driven stories, that while unfolding, in the background there was some sort of a natural or man-made catastrophe occuring. So, the film wasn't about the catastrophe itself, but about the characters stories. The catastrophe is really just a canvas for the little stories. Any ideas of a few titles? Thanks!
08-01-2009, 07:16 PM
1. Independence Day
3. Day after Tomorrow
4. Just kidding...
08-01-2009, 07:52 PM
08-01-2009, 10:11 PM
I think Signs qualifies here.
08-01-2009, 11:16 PM
The Quiet Earth
Right At Your Door
08-01-2009, 11:41 PM
HARD RAIN is an underrated example.
08-01-2009, 11:54 PM
08-02-2009, 03:11 AM
Don McKellar's LAST NIGHT (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0156729/combined) (1998)
How the world is going to end isn't stated, but how a divergent group of people decide to spend the last hours of doomsday was found entertaining by some, (not by me).
08-03-2009, 06:52 AM
I think these fit the perimeters:
The Ice Storm
Children of Men
08-03-2009, 07:59 AM
actually the best example of that is probably World Trade Center.
08-03-2009, 08:25 AM
not "big catastrophes", but i think worth mentioning:
Dark Blue (riots)
The Queen (crash)
Blindness is the best example I've seen a long while.
Worldwide epidemic, but for the vast majority of the movie, we never see any of it, with the movie staying in a quarantine ward in a type of "Das Experiment" rip-off.
08-03-2009, 05:42 PM
Most war movies and zombie movies fit this bill, don't they?
08-05-2009, 06:01 AM
Towering Inferno. Poseidon Adventure.
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