Thursday, May 2, 2024

I Am Not Sure How the Rest of the Movie Goes...

The opening couple minutes of Night Into Day without a word of dialogue captures a young L.A. couple falling in love getting married, moving into their first apartment, and then the relationship goes bad and just as they are signing divorce papers, they get Emergency Alerts on their phones Ballistic Missile Alert for Los Angeles.  Expertly done indie film for first 10 minutes.

I stopped part way through.  It was too depressing partly because the couple is getting sicker and sicker and without the right symptoms for radiation sickness and partly because I fear too many Gen-Zers will simply be this unaware.


  1. In the late twenties there was a version of Joan of Arc made without dialogue and all closeups of the various actors and actresses. I've never actually seen more than a couple of the closeups, so I can't give any first-hand reviews.

  2. Reminds me of "The Day After" where the protagonists managed to avoid all of the hazards they faced from fallout etc, and then at the end of the movie, suddenly full onset symptoms of radiation poisoning. Seemed like a real cheap move.