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The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

A scientist explains how the savagery and efficiency of the insect world could result in their taking over the world.

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A scientist explains how the savagery and efficiency of the insect world could result in their taking over the world.

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insect | mankind | survivor | phd | spider | See All (14) »

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Shocking. Beautiful. Brilliant. Sensual. Deadly... and in the end only they will survive.

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23 June 1971 (France)  »

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A Crônica de Hellstrom  »

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The film is mentioned in Judith Guest's novel, Ordinary People. See more »

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Dr. Hellstrom: Of the billions of living things on Earth, only Man ponders his existence. His questions lead to torment, for he is unable to accept, as the insects do, that life's only purpose is life itself.
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End Credits: Nils Hellstrom, M.S., Ph.D., is a fictional character who was portrayed by Lawrance Pressman. His statements relating to the impermanence of the human species have been synthesized from contemporary opinions. All statements about the insect world are factual and have been reviewed by Roy Snelling and Charles Hogue, Ph.D., of the Entomology Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. See more »

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A Science-Fiction Documentary?
28 February 2000 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

Well, why not? The way things were/are going here on Earth, the speculation presented by the narration in this film could come true. Might serve us right! Anyway, the cinematography is terrific! Excellently done on a whole, even tho some critics panned the narration. It is unique, so see it. I gave it a 7 out of 10, and it could be rated higher.


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