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The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

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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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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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David Wolper and Cinema 5 got audiences into theatres to see this documentary by promoting it as if it were a science fiction thriller. See more »

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Dr. Hellstrom: Psychiatrists
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Dr. Hellstrom: that, from childhood nightmares to adult schizophrenia, the insect is a common fixation on the human mind - partly because his face seems so evil, partly because he is so indestructible.
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The greatest movie I have ever seen.
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This is one of few movies that actually make you feel changed inside afterwords. Even a famous Hollywood actress (whose name escapes me) said this is her favorite movie of all time.It presents convincing, even overwhelming evidence that the insects among us could easily take over the world if only THEY knew it.

The photography, especially for the period, is impressive, even flawless. And the opening scene is the ultimate zoom in, from a balcony high over Central Park in New Youk City all the way down, down, down to ants fighting.

In summation, it is truly a MUST see, most definitely. Do it!


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