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Actors: Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Patrick Magee, Sterling Hayden, Harry Andrews

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Based on a Michael Moorcock novel, THE FINAL PROGRAMME, sometimes known as "The Last Days of Man on Earth", was written and directed by the British director Robert Fuest in 1973.
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The main setting of the film is London. The international situation is uncertain as Amsterdam has just been wiped out of the map following an error of the U.S. Air Force. The father of Jerry Cornelius, a scientist, has just died in Lappland. Right after the funeral, Jerry is asked by Miss Brunner and his father's aides to help them find a microfilm that contains the last formulas written by Jerry's father. This microfilm is believed to be hidden in the Cornelius family mansion in England.

When Jerry and his companions arrive there, they must first stay clear of the traps set in evey rooms of the house such as lights that make people epilectic. They are also soon attacked by Frank, Jerry's brother, who manages to escape with the microfilm. After a long chase, Jerry and Miss Brunner finally kill Frank in Italy and recover the microfilm. Back in Lappland, Miss Brunner explains to Jerry his father's last project : to programme a computer with all the knowledge of the world and implant then this knowledge in a man's brain. Jerry visits the lab noticing that the computer is directly connected with the brains, immersed in a chemical solution, of deceased scientists. Jerry understands, but too late, that Miss Brunner has planned to put Jerry in the machine, in her company, in order to create the ultimate man, hermaphrodite, able to father himself eternally. Unfortunately, the result is not what was expected.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Medical Thriller?    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   bio manip. to get new abilities

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   lesbians!    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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