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The Day of the Triffids (1963)

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This was a terrifying film (and an equally terrifying TV series 20 years later) and John Wyndham’s great novella has lessons of all kinds for a planet that is out of control on so many fronts. Sometimes, you know, people get exactly what they deserve:  here it’s mass blindness and man-eating plants following a meteor shower. Co-directed by an uncredited Freddie Francis with a screenplay from Philip Yordan (also executive producer) fronting for the blacklisted writer Bernard Gordon, who was responsible for one of the best sci fis, Earth Vs the Flying Saucers (1956).

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An occasional movie-watching diary.

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