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Offline highlander0108

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
« on: Oct 28, 2009, 02:37 AM »
The original Poseidon Adventure, staring the Queen Mary, abeit stationary in Long Beach and in miniature form.  I remember watching this for the first time as a kid on TV (must have been around 1974) and commenting to my parents that the ship looked like Queen Mary...and that was the begining of my ocean liner obsession.  ;D I did not know it at the time, but John WIlliams composed the soundtrack.  It is also nice to hear the deep sound of Queen Mary's Tyfon's in the movie.


Watching it now, Leslie Neilsen's deadpan portrayal of the captain, is almost a parady in itself, when compared to his later work in Airplane and teh Naked Gun series.

Ken
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Offline Jem

Re: When the cinema used a famous liner for a drama
« Reply #1 on: Dec 12, 2009, 10:51 AM »
The original Poseidon Adventure, staring the Queen Mary, abeit stationary in Long Beach and in miniature form.  I remember watching this for the first time as a kid on TV (must have been around 1974) and commenting to my parents that the ship looked like Queen Mary...and that was the begining of my ocean liner obsession.  ;D I did not know it at the time, but John WIlliams composed the soundtrack.  It is also nice to hear the deep sound of Queen Mary's Tyfon's in the movie.


Watching it now, Leslie Neilsen's deadpan portrayal of the captain, is almost a parady in itself, when compared to his later work in Airplane and teh Naked Gun series.

Ken
Just love the way the captain says'Hard to.....LEFT' no wonder she sank! ;D
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Offline Clydebuilt2

Re: The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2023, 02:15 PM »
Last saw "The Poseidon Adventure" at my local cinema when it came out in 1973 - I was 12.
Just bought the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD on eBay last week, watched all the extra's/making of TPA last night - WONDERFUL:)
Guess what we're watching this Saturday night!

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2023, 06:25 PM »
Last saw "The Poseidon Adventure" at my local cinema when it came out in 1973 - I was 12.
Just bought the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD on eBay last week, watched all the extra's/making of TPA last night - WONDERFUL:)
Guess what we're watching this Saturday night!

I cannot believe it was 1973 when the film was shown in Cinemas as I can also remember seeing the film.  Brilliant that you have managed to purchase the special edition DVD.
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Online Chris Thompson

Re: The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2023, 01:45 AM »
Sometimes when working at sea I wish I had never seen that bloomin film!
Experienced several rolls that I thought were never going to end ;D ;D

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Re: The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2023, 05:23 PM »
Sometimes when working at sea I wish I had never seen that bloomin film!
Experienced several rolls that I thought were never going to end ;D ;D

The movie came to mind on QV last week... New year's Eve and there was a Christmas tree in the ballroom which reached up to the upper level...
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Re: The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
« Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 2023, 01:05 AM »
The film was interesting, but unsettling. I much preferred reading the book.
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Offline Clydebuilt2

Re: The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
« Reply #7 on: Jan 08, 2023, 03:24 PM »
Watched "The Poseidon Adventure" last night and it was as thrilling, dramatic and emotional as it was when I first saw it - 50 (EEK!) years ago.
I won't say anymore as I don't want to give the plot away, but if you haven't seen it - get the DVD from eBay and lose yourself in the drama! :)

Online cunardqueen

Re: The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
« Reply #8 on: Jan 16, 2023, 02:17 AM »
There's a whole group on Facebook, devoted to "The Morning after"
Iv always enjoyed this movie, as well as beyond the Poseidon Adventure, The new one, well nothing beats the original version.
The group takes the interest to a whole new level, from the tilting set, the big wave, the small model etc
When you know that some of the film was set onboard Queen Mary in Long Beach, you realise just how carefully some of the scenes were shot . 
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

 

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