Aug. 22nd, 2011

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The 1959 version of "On The Beach". Add this to having read the original novel of the same name written by Nevil Shute, I created a level of scared that has not gone away to this day.

I'm a child of the 50's and 60's so the threat of nuclear war was a day to day fear. Even though the movie was different from the book in some of the scenes [locations changed from book to movie], the merged 'vision' in my head of stays with me to this day. The movie changed one of the major scenes from Seattle to San Francisco, but after reading the book it wasn't hard to overlay visions of Seattle in the right places.

All I had to do was look outside my apartment window to see Elliot Bay - where the sub could have surfaced.

I did the movie and the book back to back in the early 1970's. I wish I never did.


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