History Film / TheQuietEarth

28th Aug '17 4:23:28 PM AnotherGuy
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* SpoilerCover: See the Trope Image? 'Nuff said -- and the original release's poster showed the ''same thing''.
14th Jul '17 2:56:43 AM DeepRed
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''The Quiet Earth'' was a film created in UsefulNotes/NewZealand and directed by Geoff Murphy, starring Bruno Lawrence as a scientist who awakens in a hotel room to find himself [[LastOfHisKind the last man on Earth.]] The film was originally [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Craig Harrison, but bears [[InNameOnly very little resemblance]] to the novel's plot. While the film was marketed as a film about the last man in the world, [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil the trailers did a good job of spoiling that particular plot point.]]


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''The Quiet Earth'' was a 1985 film created in UsefulNotes/NewZealand and directed by Geoff Murphy, starring Bruno Lawrence as a scientist who awakens in a hotel room to find himself [[LastOfHisKind the last man on Earth.]] The film was originally [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Craig Harrison, but bears [[InNameOnly very little resemblance]] to the novel's plot. While the film was marketed as a film about the last man in the world, [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil the trailers did a good job of spoiling that particular plot point.]]

27th Jun '17 1:39:04 PM comicwriter
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: Api turns out to be a murderous psychopath in the original novel, and tries to kill the protagonist.]]


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* NamedByTheAdaptation: The female survivor has no name in the book. Here, she's called Joanne.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Api and Joanne (or her equivalent) both die in the novel.]]
28th May '17 5:16:05 AM marcoasalazarm
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* TheLastManHeardAKnock: Zac spends most of the first act looking for people, then becoming increasingly unhinged as he figures out that he was the only survivor of Project Flashlight. Then Joanne and Zac appear.

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* TheLastManHeardAKnock: Zac spends most of the first act looking for people, then becoming increasingly unhinged as he figures out that he was the only survivor of Project Flashlight. Then Joanne and Zac Api appear.
28th May '17 5:15:26 AM marcoasalazarm
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* FateWorseThanDeath: "I've been condemned to live..."



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%%* TheLastManHeardAKnock* TheLastManHeardAKnock: Zac spends most of the first act looking for people, then becoming increasingly unhinged as he figures out that he was the only survivor of Project Flashlight. Then Joanne and Zac appear.
27th May '17 11:29:07 PM SantosLHalper
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* ApocalypseHow: Very close to a Planetary Total Extinction, although a very tiny fraction of humans and other beasts manage to survive; vegetation is left largely untouched. [[spoiler: Since the extinction event is apparently a cyclical event that will happen over and over again, eventually the world will be completely empty, making it a theoretical Planetary Total Extinction after enough repetitions.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: Very close to a Planetary Total Extinction, although a very tiny fraction of humans and other beasts manage to survive; vegetation is left largely untouched. [[spoiler: Since the extinction event is apparently a cyclical event that will happen over and over again, eventually the world will be completely empty, theoretically making it a theoretical true Planetary Total Extinction after enough repetitions.]]
27th May '17 11:28:44 PM SantosLHalper
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* ApocalypseHow: Very close to a Planetary Species Extinction, although a very tiny fraction of humans and other beasts manage to survive; vegetation is left largely untouched. [[spoiler: Since the extinction event is apparently a cyclical event that will happen over and over again, eventually the world will be completely empty, making it a theoretical Planetary Total Extinction after enough repetitions.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: Very close to a Planetary Species Total Extinction, although a very tiny fraction of humans and other beasts manage to survive; vegetation is left largely untouched. [[spoiler: Since the extinction event is apparently a cyclical event that will happen over and over again, eventually the world will be completely empty, making it a theoretical Planetary Total Extinction after enough repetitions.]]
27th May '17 11:18:13 PM SantosLHalper
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* ApocalypseHow: Very close to a Class 4, although a very tiny fraction of humans and other beasts manage to survive; vegetation is left largely untouched. [[spoiler: Since the extinction event is apparently a cyclical event that will happen over and over again, eventually the world will be completely empty, making it a theoretical Class 5 after enough repetitions.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: Very close to a Class 4, Planetary Species Extinction, although a very tiny fraction of humans and other beasts manage to survive; vegetation is left largely untouched. [[spoiler: Since the extinction event is apparently a cyclical event that will happen over and over again, eventually the world will be completely empty, making it a theoretical Class 5 Planetary Total Extinction after enough repetitions.]]
12th Oct '16 9:49:37 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* AloneInACrowd: Turns into this for Zac, when the other two begin to grow closer to each other and exclude him (at least from his point of view.)

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* AloneInACrowd: Turns into this for Zac, when the other two begin to grow closer to each other and exclude him (at least from his point of view.)view).



* TitleDrop: During Zac's crazed speech at the cutouts of political figures.



* TitleDrop: During Zac's crazed speech at the cutouts of political figures.
25th Sep '16 7:09:16 PM cluosborne
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: The case can be made [[spoiler: for all three]] though Zac does stand out.


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* DrivesLikeCrazy: The case can be made [[spoiler: for all three]] though Zac does stand out.
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