Compare and Contrast "On the Beach" and "Testament"

The paper is a comparison of two movies " On the Beach" (1959) directed by Stanley Kramer and "Testament"(1983) directed by Lynne Littman.

"On the Beach" (1959) Directed by: Stanley Kramer:

The movie "On the Beach" was based on the best-selling novel written by Nevil Shute, which was once called the most important movie of our times. The plot is based on a future event, which happens in 1964. As a result of a nuclear war, the Northern Hemisphere is completely wiped out. The story is the result of the interaction, which takes place among the characters of the story, which takes place after the disaster in the northern hemisphere. Since the radiation spreads to all parts to the world, ...

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war gets over there are no winners. It is understood that only the residents of Australia and the men in the U.S submarine Sawfish are able to escape from the destruction caused by the nuclear war. The Captain of the submarine, Dwight Towers decides to take his submarine to a safe destination. He wants to see whether the clouds of radiation have reduced. But the cloud is lethal and he returns with sad news. As time passes by in hours and days, the men on the submarine faces the situation of sadness in their own ways. The Captain of the sub-marine along with his men decides to search for survivors after receiving radio signals from America. But they could not find even a single survivor, and so the sub-marine has to return to America. How the different characters in the movie deal with their grim situation is the real drama of the story. (
When the sub-marine comes to the port the Captain meets a woman who is very attractive, though alcoholic and lonely ...

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moment in the film, we could see a banner is fluttering in the breeze, in the streets of Melbourne, which are lefty deserted. The Climax portrays a still ray of hope.
Now let us look at the Characters in the movie. Gregory Peck is playing Dwight Towers, who is the Captain of the U.S submarine. And actress Moira Davidson is playing the character of the lover of the Captain Dwight Towers. Both of them have played their roles well as ill-fated lovers. The character of Dwight Towers is authoritative, yet humane. His huge built and his good voice makes his character a success. Anthony Perkins is playing the character of Peter Holmes, an Australian naval officer who is Tower's subordinate. ...

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Added: 1/6/2016 04:02:08 AM
Category: Film & Theater
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1975
Pages: 8

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