Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
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Disaster Movies - Poll Time!


* Happy 40th anniversary of the moon landing, everyone!
-- "40 Years After Apollo 11, NASA Maps Out the Future"
-- "NASA Lost Moon Footage, But Hollywood Restores It"
-- "40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Celebrated in Liverpool, UK"
-- "Neil Armstrong Remembers Dead Astronauts 40 Years After His Moonwalk"


* Happy early birthday to faramirgirl, and best wishes for many happy returns of the day!


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* I've been thinking about disaster movies in preparation for the WorldCon panel "It's a Disaster!" Here's the description: Disaster movies reflect their times. From nuclear war to terrorism to eco-catastrophe, what do these movies tell us about ourselves? Do they help us deal with our fears or just make things worse? (I've found some useful lists of disaster movies here and here, among other places.)

Please let me know what you think in my Disaster Movies Poll! (More than one answer per question is welcome, as are additional comments.) Thanks!


DISASTER MOVIES POLL
Poll #1432460 Your Opinions on Disaster Movies!

What's the best disaster movie about nuclear war?

What's the best disaster movie about a natural/ecologial/environmental catastrophe?

What's the best disaster movie about a virus/plague/contagion?

What's the best disaster movie about a historical catastrophe?

What's the best disaster movie about an alien or monster attack?

What's the worst disaster movie ever?

Disaster movies...

make us think about the things that are most important while we can still appreciate them.
0(0.0%)
offer timely warnings about how we should change our ways before we bring disasters on ourselves.
0(0.0%)
make us scared, and being scared is fun.
0(0.0%)
panic us for no good reason.
0(0.0%)
are lame.
0(0.0%)
provide a useful study about our deepest fears.
0(0.0%)
foster productive debate about important problems of the day.
0(0.0%)
exploit ridiculous worries while obscuring important concerns.
0(0.0%)
blow things up real good
0(0.0%)
are unintentionally funny.
0(0.0%)
exploit gullible audiences.
0(0.0%)
are something I enjoy.
0(0.0%)
are something I avoid.
0(0.0%)
ate my mother, you insensitive clod.
2(11.8%)
don't change the fact ticky-boxes are love.
1(5.9%)



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