1552 – Outbreak (1995)

spacetime coordinates: The film focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like Motaba virus, in Zaire and later in a small town in the United States. It is primarily set in the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the fictional town of Cedar Creek, CaliforniaOutbreak‘s plot speculates how far military and civilian agencies might go to contain the spread of a deadly, contagious disease.

outbreak_ver2_xlgOutbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston‘s 1994 nonfiction book The Hot Zone. The film stars Dustin HoffmanRene RussoMorgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland, and co-stars Cuba Gooding Jr.Kevin Spacey and Patrick Dempsey. (wiki)

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The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.

— Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D., Nobel laureate, Film introduction: Outbreak (1995)

1549 – Flu (2013)

spacetime coordinates: 2010’s district of Bundang in Seongnam (satellite city of Seoul)

Flu (Korean: 감기; RR: Gamgi; alternatively titled The Flu) is a 2013 South Korean disaster film written and directed by Kim Sung-su, about an outbreak of a deadly strain of H5N1 that kills its victims within 36 hours, throwing the district of Bundang in Seongnam, which has a population of nearly half a million people, into chaos. It stars Jang Hyuk and Soo Ae. (wiki)

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1545 – Yummy (2019)

spacetime coordinates: 2010’s shady Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery

Yummy is a 2019 Belgian comedy/horror/zombie film directed by Lars Damoiseaux and starring Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon, Clara Cleymans, and Joshua Rubin.

The Eastern Europe language ‘Balkanese’ spoken by the hospital workers is a fictional language created by Lars Damoiseaux’s wife, Lana Macanovic.

1510 – Fantastic Fungi (2019 documentary)

Fantastic Fungi is a 2019 documentary film directed by Louie Schwartzberg. The film combines time-lapse cinematography, CGI, and interviews in an overview of the biology, environmental roles, and various uses of fungi.

[Reception] Critics praised Schwartzberg‘s time-lapse cinematography. Some critics found the narration unnecessary. (wiki)

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The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World (2018 documentary) 

The Magic of Mushrooms (2014 documentary)

The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History (2006 book by Nicholas P. Money)