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Old December 13 2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE turns 40 today

This was once my second favorite film ever for about two weeks. It's gone down to 60th place or so now. While far from perfect, it's still arguable the ultimate disaster movie of all time. And the Paul Gallico novel has many extra characters and added tragedy the film could not touch.
How do the rest of you feel?
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Old December 13 2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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The what turns 40?
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Old December 13 2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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Irwin Allen at his finest. One of my favorites. Been a fan of his since Lost in Space!
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Old December 14 2012, 02:09 AM   #4
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Gene Hackman's the best thing in that movie.

(Screaming at god): "Whaddayou want from us!?...More blood?! TAKE ME!!"

And Mrs. Rosen is the biggest hero...
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Old December 14 2012, 05:29 AM   #5
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Love, love, love this movie.

The only thing I never liked about it was that damn kid.
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Old December 14 2012, 07:00 AM   #6
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At least in the book, the kid dies.

Along with The Towering Inferno, probably the last of the real special effects instead of CGI.
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Old December 14 2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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Non Sync wrote: View Post
Along with The Towering Inferno, probably the last of the real special effects instead of CGI.
The Towering Inferno was released in 1974. Hardly the last movie with "real" special effects.
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Old December 14 2012, 09:53 AM   #8
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One of the classic disaster movies. And far superior to any of the remakes of it that have been done over the years.
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Old December 16 2012, 02:13 AM   #9
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I remember seeing that movie in the theater and it was the very first DVD I ever bought. It is time to watch it again.
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Old December 16 2012, 02:16 AM   #10
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"There's got to be a morning after . . . ."

FYI, it's airing on TCM sometime in the next few weeks. Can't remember the exact date right now.
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Old December 16 2012, 02:26 AM   #11
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One of the classic disaster movies. And far superior to any of the remakes of it that have been done over the years.
It has great characters, something all the other versions lack unfortunately.

A combination of the visuals from Petersen's 2006 version and the characters from the original film = utter perfection
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