|Cover of On the Beach|
On The Beach (1959) is another one of those moody black and white films that moves at a leisurely dream-like pace. They don't make too many films of this nature now because a lot of audiences would probably get too impatient sitting through them. I find this film to be a wonderful viewing experience.
The top notch cast includes the likes of Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, and Anthony Perkins. It's a somber post apocalypse story. In the aftermath of world wide nuclear devastation, the last remnant of humanity lingers on in Australia. Death is coming for all. The film follows the final days until the end.
It's a bleak film, but outstanding in every way. This is among my favorite films and I highly recommend it. There's no graphic horror or special effects to speak of, but it's a touching story of friendship, love, and loss.
Have you seen On The Beach? Do you like dramas that focus on acting more than action? Is the world headed for nuclear destruction?