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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Stan, Jul 4, 2016.
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You guys got me looking to go on a classic disaster movie binge....
Embrace it! I'm going to try to watch Poseiden Adventures and Earthquake soon too.
I actually read the book The Poseidon Adventure when I was a teenager...about the same time the movie was in theaters. Both made quite an impression on me.
The book--because it had a few racy passages. And the movie--because of the lovely Stella Stevens and Carol Lynley.
I watched "Poseidon Adventure" last night - I liked it well enough, but it didn't really resonate. It was fun to watch, and started vanishing from my mind the moment it ended. For me, "Airport" was a much better movie - I was absolutely riveted during "Airport" from start to finish, found myself invested in the characters, and even though I was reasonably sure it would all work out just fine in the end, it was still suspenseful. I didn't really feel any of that during "Poseidon Adventure", much to my surprise.
It's been a while since I saw it, but when I did, Earthquake help up pretty good, just like The Towering Inferno still does. I still like the idea of a large cast, slowly introduced to you as the disaster is pending, and you don't know who'll live and who'll die, which is why I still think the original ID4 was a great homage to those classic disaster movies, even including a fallen girl having the obligatory heart of gold, even making frineds with the first lady
I can still remember the SENSURROUND of Earthquake, awesome!
I'm going to do Earthquake soon, and I've got the Towering Inferno disc on order - Towering Inferno is probably the one I'm looking forward to more out of those two.
Josh, I totally agree about Airport being the much stronger film. The soapy stuff is nicely mixed with memorable characters.
I just bought the Airport collection so I'll check it out soon. But I LOVE The Poseidon Adventure. Every campy minute of it![emoji13]
Towering Inferno and Poseidon Adventure tied in my book for best. Worst - The Swarm, bloody awful. Earthquake - just plain cheesy (to me anyways)
I did start getting more sucked in towards the middle or last third, Shelly Winters really won me over.
She was Oscar nominated for that role by the way. A great performance.
Awful is not the word for EARTHQUAKE. It was DREADFUL- truly the very worst of all the 70mm disaster movies.The acting by Heston was woeful.
Like I said, I thought it was a lot of fun. And SENSURROUND in the 70's was great. I like that Lorne Greene plays Ava Gardeners father and he's like 3 years older than her. [emoji13]
I'm looking forward to seeing it!
And don't forget Pam Ewing is in it (Victoria Principal)
In an especially memorable scene...if you know what I mean. [emoji12]
I watched The Towering Inferno and thought it was outstanding. I was hooked from start to finish.