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What a Disaster (film)!!

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Stan, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    Oooops! I forgot to move it after I built it! [​IMG]

    Fixed!

    Thanks, Tino!
     
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    You guys got me looking to go on a classic disaster movie binge....
     
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  3. Josh Steinberg

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    Embrace it! I'm going to try to watch Poseiden Adventures and Earthquake soon too.
     
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    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.

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  5. Josh Steinberg

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    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.
     
  6. Mikael Soderholm

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    Josh, I totally agree about Airport being the much stronger film. The soapy stuff is nicely mixed with memorable characters.
     
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    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]
     
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    Towering Inferno and Poseidon Adventure tied in my book for best. Worst - The Swarm, bloody awful. Earthquake - just plain cheesy (to me anyways)
     
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    I did start getting more sucked in towards the middle or last third, Shelly Winters really won me over.
     
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    She was Oscar nominated for that role by the way. A great performance. :thumbsup:
     
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    AWFUL
     
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    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.
     
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    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]
     
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    I'm looking forward to seeing it!
     
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    And don't forget Pam Ewing is in it (Victoria Principal) ;)
     
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    In an especially memorable scene...if you know what I mean. [emoji12]
     
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    I watched The Towering Inferno and thought it was outstanding. I was hooked from start to finish.
     
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