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|mark niks116||Posted on Dec 21 2008, 12:54 AM|
|Picked up a WS copy of this movie the print is very clean.|
|mark niks116||Posted on Aug 28 2008, 06:47 PM|
|Yes welcome to the group MontanaScarecrow!|
|oswalder||Posted on Aug 28 2008, 06:23 PM|
|Welcome to the forum, MontanaScarecrow! What did you think of the movie besides the characters? Did you think it was close enough to the book? There's a lot more information about the lawsuit in the forum, as well as other reader/viewer opinions. Enjoy your time here, and feel free to post often!|
|montanascarecrow||Posted on Aug 27 2008, 10:31 PM|
| My friend and I were just reading an article about "Sahara" and wasshocked to learn that Clive sued the product company because he didn't not approve the final script and lost and had to pay 5 Million. I now know why there isn't any more movies.
As for movies, in "sahara" I believe all the characters were mis-casted besides Dirk and Sandecker. My choice for Al would have been Luis Guzman. He fills the " Short Barrel Chested Italian" you read about in the books. I also think "Rudy" could have been better, but right now can't remember who I thought would be better. I think the moive portrayal was a "Comic Relief" and not the Horn-rimmed glasses ex- navy man.
|joreads||Posted on Jul 24 2008, 01:56 AM|
|Raise the Titanic was the first book that I read when I saw the movie I got it rught away. I actually liked it to but then I love all things Clive Cussler|
|mark niks116||Posted on Jul 23 2008, 03:54 AM|
| There are 3 good things about this movie
1 Seeing the Titanic raise off the ocean floor
2 Being towed in to New York
3 The Music which i have the CD of
|JimmyAEMT-I||Posted on Jul 17 2008, 08:19 PM|
| I just found it online the other day and watched all but the last few minutes...
As a Dirk Pitt novel....it lacks character depth. And it through me when the whole Dana thing with her "living with him" I was like "Wait...I don't remember that"
BUT...as a WHOLE....
I liked the movie. If I had never read the books...I would have liked it a lot more. The special effects of this movie (for being made when it was) are SPECTACULAR! Seriously.
No wonder it cost so much to make.
I need to finish it...but as of right now....(The US Sub just popped up) I'm enjoying it.
|CCfansince1976||Posted on Mar 31 2006, 02:52 PM|
| It was this movie that taught me a valuable lesson about the realtionship between book and film (or the lack thereof). I've since learned to see the movie first, before reading the book...or (in the case of Sahara), remember to keep an open mind. When I saw RTT back in the theatre, I was outraged at the blatant omission of Al (Master Chief Walker? who the hell is this?), and the lack of the Dana/Pitt dynamic and Seagram's descent into madness. The "showdown" on the Titanic was another matter I didn't like. However... John Barry's score was unforgettable to me, and Sir Alec Guinness' performance was especially touching.
With the passage of time, I've come to like RTT as a "stand alone" feature, even with the horrible inclusion of David Selby (a "never-was" if I ever saw one). And the lack of critical elements led to a more streamlined storyline better suited to the movie audience. Should this be remade? In light of factual events - no. I have this on VHS, laserdisc, and now DVD. I actually have a framed poster from 1980 hanging in my hallway (collecting movie posters is one of a dozen other hobbies I have), so I can say without looking like a Cussler fanboy (which I'm not...I'm a fan yes, but not the rabid fanboy or fangrrl type), that RTT is one of my alltime favorites.
|Dear_Heart05||Posted on Jan 28 2006, 06:45 AM|
|Well......................It was ok. I liked the Raising of the Titanic, the music, and I liked how they filmed the towing into New York Harbor. Now what I didn't like was how they did the scene with the Russian's coming aboard the Titanic (or lack of). It would have been ten times better if they had the fight and...of course...Dirk showing up from the dead to save the day. All in all....hmmmm....I give it a.......7. Now if they had added Al in the movie instead of that Vinie character I would have giving it another point.|
|Corran||Posted on Jan 7 2006, 06:46 PM|
I agree with You about the main attraction of RTT. Unfortunatelly it was not enough.
I've got one example - look at Dan Brown's novels. There are 3 bestseller books about Robert Langdon. And the producers decided to make a movie from "Da Vinci Code". You can say the same about Langdon, what have You said about Dirk in RTT It a similar situation. But, I think that creators of "Da Vinci Code" will not focus only on the Grail searching.
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