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Fail-Safe (1964, 2000) [original and re-adaptation]

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Old Sep 27, 2004, 05:57 PM   #1
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Post What the hell?

What is this 'Fail-Safe'?

Or is it just another addition to the threads that will die a lonely death in the SciFlicks bowels?
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 06:50 AM   #2
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Re: What the hell?

A Lumet movie. As IMDB says... I haven't seen it, quite obviously Ramses has (?).
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: What the hell?

A classic film - if hardly sci-fi.
Set in the height of the cold war (originally, although the remake with George Clooney may not be, I haven't seen it!), it's about a "malfunction" that results in the US destroying a Russian city with a nuclear weapon - and the tense aftermath as the US (Henry Fonda excellently acting as the President) try to persuade the USSR not to relatiate.

It's a long time since I've seen it - but it's a great film.

But sci-fi?? I don't think so.
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 07:58 AM   #4
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its terrible

Its very similar to Dr Strangelove, only theres an actual point with Dr Strangelove which is lost here. There is absolutely no reason to watch this turgid piece of crap.
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 02:02 PM   #5
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Re: What the hell?

nice one



1. i don't "love" many films (if any)

and

2. no
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 02:50 PM   #6
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Re: What the hell?

Fellas, how about crossing blades in PM or something?

No need to spam the forums, is there?
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 04:30 PM   #7
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Re: What the hell?

It's listed at IMDB as 'Science-Fiction'.

Don't forget what that term covers-

Quote:
Orignally posted by Dictionary.com
science fiction

n : literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society

It definitely explores that aspect.
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 05:53 PM   #8
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Re: What the hell?

that similar to definitions i have seen of it, but most of the definitions people on this site have for it are so inacurrate that it doesn't matter


or maybe people just think it's a subjective thing...

who knows, who cares.
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 06:03 PM   #9
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Re: What the hell?

By definition, Pearl Harbour falls under the same category.

The science being the imagined impact of a completely parrallel universe where Ben Affleck's chin does not cause a total eclipse of the sun.


'Light gone out... can't see target! Whoops.'


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Old Sep 28, 2004, 09:13 PM   #10
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Re: What the hell?

Quote:
Originally posted by Drone
most of the definitions people on this site have for it are so inacurrate that it doesn't matter

very true.
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Old Jun 6, 2005, 05:37 PM   #11
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Re: What the hell?

I have to say the original is far better than the remake.
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Old Sep 16, 2005, 08:52 PM   #12
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Old Jun 2, 2006, 07:11 AM   #13
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The remake is a bunch of balls compared to the original: about as thrilling as a kick in the head
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