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On the Beach

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Although there'd been "doomsday dramas" before it, [[Performer~P98064~Stanley Kramer~stanleykramer]]'s On the Beach was considered the first "important" entry in this genre when originally released in 1959. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute, the film is set in the future (1964) when virtually all life on earth has been exterminated by the radioactive residue of a nuclear holocaust. Only Australia has been spared, but it's only a matter of time before everyone Down Under also succumbs to radiation...more

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