Still an amazing film for it's day with Kirk Douglas, James Mason and Peter Lorre, it is a spectacle of color with amazing special effects and dazzling cinematography. Swedesrus just posted a thread about our robot landing on Mars, which is an amazing feat for modern science, but it just occurred to me that we haven't even completely explored Earth's own oceans yet. But so much for deep thought, the movie is getting exciting. I think I'll just enjoy it. Can't wait for the fight with the Giant Squid!
'There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before.' -Sherlock Holmes
I saw "Tarzan the apeman" the other night. seeing the difference in the special effects on those old movies is funny. the crocadiles were so phony, but some of the animials that were shot in the film were actual hunting clips. there was also a lot of gorilla suits.
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Been a lot of versions of Verne's classic made over the years, but the Disney version holds closest to the book.
I just a couple days ago watched the 1940 classic "Jungle Book", starring the young Indian actor Sabu - far superior to the later Disney cartoon!
So many old literary classics were botched and "disneyfied",losing their original meanings and lessons. But Disney did do "20,000 Leagues" well.