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Underwater treasure movies: what are the good'uns?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Rob_Walton, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Rob_Walton

    Rob_Walton Second Unit

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    The Deep remains a firm favourite of mine, all these years after having first watched it - the clear blue water, the gruff old sea dog (Robert Shaw), Jacqueline Bisset's wet T-shirt, the mystery of buried treasure in an ancient wreak. It's a classic. But what are some other good examples of this niche of film-making? Into the Blue isn't great, and Boy on a Dolphin is pretty hackneyed - despite the recompense of Jessica Alba and Sophia Loren, respectively, in swiming cossies. So what would other HTFsers recommend in this type of movie?
     
  2. RyanAn

    RyanAn Screenwriter

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    Into the Blue came to my mind first - the scenery was awesome. But since you don't like it...

    I liked the underwater shots in After the Sunset and Goonies! [​IMG] Thunder in Paradise has tons and tons of underwater treasure stuff - not the best movie or show, but it's something

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  3. Patrick H.

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    It's not really the focus of the movie, but you can't forget Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre hauling all that submerged treasure around in '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'!
     

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