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      ArtfromArk
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      I am currently watching an old Japanese movie on the free movie channel site tubitv.com. It’s called (in English) Virus (Day of Resurrection) and it dates from the early 1980s, if not earlier. A horrible virus is released on the world (in this case, originating from a research lab in Leipzig, East Germany) and some of the survivors are on a submarine in the Antarctic. The Japanese newspaper headlines are some of the headlines that are being used in Japan today–  for example, 新型ウイルス. (“New type of virus”). There are even “newspaper reports” of “high fatality rates” in Italy! The cast includes notable American actors such as Olivia Hussey, George Kennedy, Glenn Ford, and Chuck Connors.  The theme song is sung by Janis Ian. It’s mostly in English, but not subtitled, so if you need any help with the Japanese (or even German), let me know.

       

      https://tubitv.com/movies/309701/virus_day_of_resurrection?start=true

       

       

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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      Pastiche
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      More info on movie:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080768/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

      “We’re about to have an election in which Incompetent A is going to be contesting with Incompetent B when both of them have demonstrated nothing remotely like any shred of adequacy to the scope of the problems we face.”

      Richard Wolff

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      Gryneos
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      https://archive.org/details/VirusFukkatsuNoHi1980

      Who are you? | What do you want? | Why are you here? | Where are you going? | Do you have anything worth living for? | Who do you serve and who do you trust?

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        ArtfromArk
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        I showed the opening credits and bits of the movie to one of my ESL students, and she recognized a lot of the Japanese names, even though she was born after the movie came out. She was really amazed at how some of the events in that 40-year-old movie mirrored events of today. At least Tokyo has fared relatively well during all this, no decomposing bodies in the streets so far!

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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