History Film / ZPG

21st Sep '16 8:16:08 PM Fireblood
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''Z.P.G'' (Zero Population Growth) is a 1972 film starring OliverReed and Geraldine Chapman. As the name suggests, its plot revolves around PopulationControl, which is announced at the start of the film by the [[OneWorldOrder World Federation Council]]. This version is harsher than most -- having children is banned completely for 30 years, and punishable by death. To make up for this, life-like dolls are made to replace them which couples care for, mimicking the affection, tears, and even illnesses of actual children. The central conflict involves a couple who conceive a child, and the consequences of this action.

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''Z.P.G'' (Zero Population Growth) is a 1972 film starring OliverReed and Geraldine Chapman. As the name suggests, its plot revolves around PopulationControl, which is announced at the start of the film by the [[OneWorldOrder World Federation Council]]. This version is harsher than most -- having children is banned completely for 30 years, and punishable by death. To make up for this, life-like dolls are made to replace them which couples then care for, mimicking the affection, tears, and even illnesses of actual children. The central conflict involves a couple who conceive a child, and the subsequent consequences of this action.this.



* CrapsackWorld: Along with being controlled by a dictatorial global state, the Earth's atmosphere is so polluted that face masks are required to go outside, extinction of most animals (including domesticated kinds) has occurred, most bodies of water were filled in to create more housing for their increased population, despairing old people rot away in retirement homes, [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking people wear monochrome uniform jumpsuits, there are years-long waiting lists just to visit a museum, there is only indistinguishable goop for their only food, and they must watch films of the "excessive" things people ate in the old days before everything collapsed.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: Along with being controlled by a dictatorial global state, the Earth's atmosphere is so polluted that face masks are required to go outside, extinction of most animals (including the domesticated kinds) has occurred, most bodies of water were filled in to create more housing for their increased population, despairing old people rot away in retirement homes, [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking people wear monochrome uniform jumpsuits, there are years-long waiting lists just to visit a museum, there is only indistinguishable goop for their only food, and they must watch films of the "excessive" things people ate in the old days before everything collapsed.]]
21st Sep '16 8:13:19 PM Fireblood
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* CrapsackWorld: Along with being controlled by a dictatorial global state, the Earth's atmosphere is so polluted that face masks are required to go outside, extinction of most animals (including domesticated kinds) has occurred, most bodies of water were filled in to create more housing for their increased population, despairing old people rot away in retirement homes, [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking people wear monochrome uniform jumpsuits, there are years-long waiting lists just to visit a museum, there is only indistinguishable goop for their only food, and they must watch films of the "excessive" things people ate in the old days.]]
* {{Dystopia}}: The World Federation, a global state that controls its citizens lives very tightly, keeping them on a strictly rationed diet, constantly broadcasting propaganda, monitoring public library computers so closely that state security can pull someone in for torture at a moment's notice if they looked up the wrong subjects, using brainwashing, registering existing children, mandating abortion with the push of a button after couples have conceived, and publicly killing those parents (along with their children) who violate the ban on reproduction by suffocating them in a plastic sphere lowered by helicopter.

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* CrapsackWorld: Along with being controlled by a dictatorial global state, the Earth's atmosphere is so polluted that face masks are required to go outside, extinction of most animals (including domesticated kinds) has occurred, most bodies of water were filled in to create more housing for their increased population, despairing old people rot away in retirement homes, [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking people wear monochrome uniform jumpsuits, there are years-long waiting lists just to visit a museum, there is only indistinguishable goop for their only food, and they must watch films of the "excessive" things people ate in the old days.days before everything collapsed.]]
* {{Dystopia}}: The World Federation, a global state that controls its citizens lives very tightly, keeping them on a strictly rationed diet, constantly broadcasting propaganda, monitoring public library computers so closely that state security can pull someone in for torture at a moment's notice if they looked up the wrong subjects, using brainwashing, registering existing children, mandating abortion with the push of a button after couples have conceived, and publicly killing those parents (along with their children) who violate the ban on reproduction ban by suffocating them in a plastic sphere lowered by helicopter.
13th Sep '15 12:47:16 PM Fireblood
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: {{Inverted}} according to the law of the society in the film, which ''mandates'' abortion since [[PopulationControl reproduction is banned]]. The central plot comes up when the female protagonist fails to have one and gives birth to a child, making her go on the run with her husband.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: {{Inverted}} according to the law of the society in the film, which ''mandates'' abortion since [[PopulationControl reproduction is banned]]. The central plot comes up when the female protagonist Carole fails to have one and secretly gives birth to a child, making her go on the run with her husband.husband Russ.
13th Sep '15 12:32:22 PM Fireblood
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: {{Inverted}} according to the law of the society in the film, which ''mandates'' abortion since [[PopulationControl reproduction is banned]]. The central plot comes up when the female protagonist fails to have one and gives birth to a child, making her go on the run with her husband.
16th Jul '14 7:29:43 PM Fireblood
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22nd Apr '14 8:33:26 PM Fireblood
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* CrapsackWorld: Along with being controlled by a dictatorial global state, the Earth's atmosphere is so polluted that face masks are required to go outside, extinction of most animals (including domesticated kinds) has occurred, most bodies of water were filled in to create more housing for their increased population, despairing old people rot away in retirement homes, [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking people wear monochrome uniform jumpsuits, there are years-long waiting lists just to visit a museum, there is only indistinguishable goop for their only food, and must watch films of the "excessive" things people ate in the old days.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: Along with being controlled by a dictatorial global state, the Earth's atmosphere is so polluted that face masks are required to go outside, extinction of most animals (including domesticated kinds) has occurred, most bodies of water were filled in to create more housing for their increased population, despairing old people rot away in retirement homes, [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking people wear monochrome uniform jumpsuits, there are years-long waiting lists just to visit a museum, there is only indistinguishable goop for their only food, and they must watch films of the "excessive" things people ate in the old days.]]
3rd Jun '13 2:58:06 PM MarkLungo
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The dialogue speaks of the "early 21st century" being the past, and it was filmed in 1972. It may be set in the (former?) UK, given the BritishAccents of most characters. There was also a "great famine" in the past, according to the State Museum, which led to riots according to an old newspaper, "killer smog" in Los Angeles that left 9,000 dead, and, going by a plaque on the beach in the last scene, all their nuclear missiles were buried in 1978.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The dialogue speaks of the "early 21st century" being the past, and it was filmed in 1972. It may be set in the (former?) UK, given the BritishAccents of most characters. There was also a "great famine" in the past, according to the State Museum, which led to riots according to an old newspaper, "killer smog" in Los Angeles UsefulNotes/LosAngeles that left 9,000 dead, and, going by a plaque on the beach in the last scene, all their nuclear missiles were buried in 1978.
3rd Jun '13 2:56:03 PM MarkLungo
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14th Feb '13 6:46:31 PM Fireblood
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* CrapsackWorld: Along with being controlled by a dictatorial global state, the Earth's atmosphere is so polluted that face masks are required to go outside, extinction of most animals (including domesticated kinds) has occurred, most bodies of water were filled in to create more housing for their increased population, despairing old people rot away in retirement homes, [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking people wear monochrome uniform jumpsuits, there are years-long waiting lists just to visit a museum, they have indistinguishable goop for their only food, and must watch films of the "excessive" things people ate in the old days.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: Along with being controlled by a dictatorial global state, the Earth's atmosphere is so polluted that face masks are required to go outside, extinction of most animals (including domesticated kinds) has occurred, most bodies of water were filled in to create more housing for their increased population, despairing old people rot away in retirement homes, [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking people wear monochrome uniform jumpsuits, there are years-long waiting lists just to visit a museum, they have there is only indistinguishable goop for their only food, and must watch films of the "excessive" things people ate in the old days.]]
20th Aug '12 10:10:50 PM Fireblood
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The dialogue speaks of the "early 21st century" being the past, and it was filmed in 1972. It may be set in the (former?) UK, given the BritishAccents of most characters. There was also a "great famine" in the past, according to the State Museum, which led to riots according to an old newspaper, "killer smog" in Los Angeles that left 9,000 dead, and, going by a plaque seen on the beach in the last seen, nuclear disarmament occurred c. 1978.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The dialogue speaks of the "early 21st century" being the past, and it was filmed in 1972. It may be set in the (former?) UK, given the BritishAccents of most characters. There was also a "great famine" in the past, according to the State Museum, which led to riots according to an old newspaper, "killer smog" in Los Angeles that left 9,000 dead, and, going by a plaque seen on the beach in the last seen, scene, all their nuclear disarmament occurred c. missiles were buried in 1978.
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