My personal favorite “disaster film” is 1972’s The Poseidon Adventure. This ensemble drama whose cast includes Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, and Stella Stevens (among many others), was adapted from Paul Gallico’s novel of the same name….Read more →
“Earthquake” Rumbles and Rattles!
Rumble…rumble. That’s the sound of Earthquake (1974), one of several big budget, all-star disaster movies made in the 1970s. Airport (1970) perfected the formula, but it was The Poseidon Adventure (1972) that inspired a dozen or so imitations (not counting the spoofs…Read more →
Create-A-Caption: The Poseidon Adventure
Because December 31st is crucial to its plot, The Poseidon Adventure was an obvious choice for our last Create-A-Caption of 2018. A New Year’s Eve party on a luxury ocean liner is literally turned upside-down when a tidal wave capsizes…Read more →
For Timeless Adventure Travel to “Krakatoa, East of Java”
Irwin Allen is regularly referred to as the father of disaster films, while his contributions to the genre are immeasurable, he was hardly the only game in town when it came to cinematic destruction. Enter Bernard Kowalski‘s Krakatoa, East of…Read more →